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ANDREW MERRYWEATHER

Associate Professor
College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
a.merryweather@utah.edu
801/581-8681

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Andrew S. Merryweather is director of the Ergonomics and Safety Program at the University of Utah and Associate Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering and adjunct associate professor in the departments of Family and Preventative Medicine and Physical Therapy and Athletic Training. He teaches and directs research in the areas of biomechanics, human factors, musculoskeletal injury prevention and human-system modeling. Dr. Merryweather obtained his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah in 2008 as a NIOSH Trainee in Occupational Injury Prevention. Over the past 10 years Dr. Merryweather has managed significant research projects investigating musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace, assistive technologies for persons with disabilities, adaptive technology development, robotics and human-system engineering.

Projects

Leveraging Prehistoric Footwear to Reconstruct Ancient Running Biomechanics

Running is an important cultural practice among modern Diné and Puebloan peoples, and has roots in prehistoric practice. Oral history suggests running was important in ceremony, communication, hunting, and warfare. However, prehistoric prevalence an...


Collaborators

ALEXANDRA GREENWALD (Project Owner)Natural History Museum of Utah, Anthropology
ANDREW ANDERSONSchool of Medicine, Orthopaedics
DAVID CARRIERCollege of Science, School of Biological Sciences
ANDREW MERRYWEATHERCollege of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Status: Funded 2020
Last Updated: 1/23/20