rosemarie figueroa jacinto, Ph.D.

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Dr. Rosemarie Figueroa Jacinto holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, and an M.S.E. and Ph.D. in Ergonomics from the Industrial and Operations Engineering Department at the University of Michigan.

As a former trainee from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, she has a strong background in basic quantitative skills along with in-depth training in physical and cognitive ergonomics, safety and public health.

Dr. Figueroa’s graduate research was conducted in the Center for Ergonomics at the University of Michigan in the areas of biomechanics and physical ergonomics. Her doctoral dissertation work focused on providing new data for predicting hand strength capabilities when pressing a flat surface and in the development of a skeleton-driven 3D parametric model of the hand that can be use to enhance current ergonomic analyses by estimating hand shape and predicting the hand posture required when grasping objects. She has presented her research work at human factors and biomechanics conferences throughout the U.S.

Additionally, Dr. Figueroa collaborated in the development of new features for the University of Michigan 3D Static Strength Prediction (3D SSPP) Model, used by many practitioners and researchers to study and design physical activities and equipment.