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Conference Participation

Conference Participation

Conference Chairmanship 
Conference Chairman, Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference, June 11-14, 1998, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

Chair, International Symposium on Rehabilitation Ergonomics. IEA, – Tampere, Finland, June 1997.

Technical Program Chair, Annual Conference of the Human Factors Association of Canada, October 1999, Hull, Quebec, Canada.

Technical Program Chair, 29th Annual Conference of the Human Factors Association of Canada, September 13-16, 1997, Winnipeg, Canada.

Technical Program Chair, Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference, Zurich, July 1996.

Conference Convenor, Specialized Conference on Rehabilitation Ergonomics, August, 1994, Toronto. Under the auspices of the XII Triennial Conference of the International Ergonomics Association.

Conference Chairman – International Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference, June 10-14, 1992, Denver, USA.

Conference Chairman – 21st Annual Meeting, Human Factors Association of Canada. September 14-16, 1988. Edmonton, Alberta.

Founding Conference Chairman – Research in Rehabilitation Conference, – Nov 4-5, 1988. Edmonton, Alberta.

Founder and Chair – Research in Rehabilitation Conference – June 27-28, 1987. Alberta.
Founding Chair, 2nd Annual Conference of Science in Physical Therapy, June 4 and 5, 1982, Edmonton, Alberta.

Founder and Chair research conference Science in Physical Therapy. April 1981, Red Deer, Alberta.

2000 Chair, International Symposium on Rehabilitation Ergonomics, San Diego, California, USA., July 30 – August 2, 2000.

Member, International Scientific Board, Applied Ergonomics, Las Vegas 2008
Chairman, International Symposium on Rehabilitation Ergonomics. IEA 2000, – San Diego, California.

Conference Prominent Roles

Partial listing, not updated
Member, International Scientific Board, International conference on Agriculture Ergonomics in Developing Countries, AEDEC 2007, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Member, International Scientific Board, Applied Ergonomics, Las Vegas 2008
Chairman, International Symposium on Rehabilitation Ergonomics. IEA 2000, – San Diego, California.
2003 Member, Scientific Program Committee XVI Trienniel Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, Seoul, Korea, August 2003.

2003 Member, Scientific Program Committee, ODAM, Aachen, Germany, 2003

2003 Member, International Scientific Program Committee, SEAMAC, Malysia, 2003

2002 Member, Scientific Program Committee, ACE-AE, Banff, October 2002, Canada

2002 Member, International Society for Occupational Ergonomics and Safety, Munich, Germany, May, 2003

2002 Members, International Program Advisory Committee, XV Trienniel

2003 Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, Seoul, Korea, August

2001 Member, Scientific Program Committee, ACE, Montreal, Canada

2001 Member, International Advisory Committee, Annual Meeting of the International Society for Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference

1993 International Program Committee, International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, San Diego, California, USA.

1993 Scientific Committee, World Congress on Manual Handling, Warsaw, Poland.

Invited panellist – 1st International Ergonomics Guidelines Workshop – Lake Tahoe, June 1991.

1991 17th Annual Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society Meeting, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

1990 Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors – International Program – Advisory Committee, Lake Tahoe.

Annual meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Miami, Florida, USA.

1989 Annual Conference of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

1988 Research in Rehabilitation Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

1987 Research in Rehabilitation Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors – International Program – Advisory Committee Engineering in Medicine and Biology Annual International Conference – International Program

1986 Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors – International Program – Advisory Committee Engineering in Medicine & Biology Annual International Conference – Inter. Program.

1985 Engineering in Medicine and Biology Annual International Conference – International Program.

1984 Annual Conference of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

1983 Science in Physical Therapy. Annual meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics

1982 Science in Physical Therapy.

1981 Science in Physical Therapy.

International Advisory Board, 3rd Pan Pacific Conference on Occupational Ergonomics, November 13-17, 1994, Korea.

International Advisory Board, International Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference 1994, St. Antonio, Texas, USA.

International Advisory Board, IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology, – Baltimore, USA.

Member of the executive committee of the “International Congress of Sports Sciences” Edmonton 1978.

Member, International Committee. IEEE/EMBS ’87 Meeting. – Boston USA Chairman, Scientific Session.

“Rehabilitation Engineering and Quantification”. IEEE/EMBS 8th Annual Meeting. – Dallas 1986.

Member, International Program Advisory Committee. Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference ’89. Cincinnati, Ohio.

Member, International Program Advisory Committee. Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference ’88. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Member, International Program Advisory Committee. Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference ’87. Miami, Florida, 1987.

Member, International Program Advisory Committee. Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference ’86. Louisville, Kentucky, 1986.

Member, International Committee. IEEE/EMBS ’87 Meeting. – Boston USA Chairman, Scientific Session.

“Rehabilitation Engineering and Quantification”. IEEE/EMBS 8th Annual Meeting. – Dallas 1986.

Member, International Program Advisory Committee. Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference ’89. Cincinnati, Ohio.

Member, International Program Advisory Committee. Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference ’88. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Member, International Program Advisory Committee. Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference ’87. Miami, Florida, 1987.

Member, International Program Advisory Committee. Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference ’86. Louisville, Kentucky, 1986.

Invited panellist – 1st International Ergonomics Guidelines Workshop – Lake Tahoe, June 1991.

International Advisory Board, 3rd Pan Pacific Conference on Occupational Ergonomics, November 13-17, 1994, Korea.

International Advisory Board, International Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference 1994, St. Antonio, Texas, USA.

International Advisory Board, IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology, – Baltimore, USA.

Member of the executive committee of the “International Congress of Sports Sciences” Edmonton 1978.

Scientific Session Chairmanship

Scientific Session Chair, International Conference of Organizational Development and Management, Breckenridge, August 1-3, 1996.

Scientific Session Chair, 4th Pan- Pacific Conference on Occupational Ergonomics, Taipei, November 8-11, 1996.

Scientific Session Chair, Occupational Health I & II, 2nd International Symposium on Ergonomics, Occupational Health, Safety and Environment. New Delhi, November 25-28, 1996.

Session Chair, World Congress on Manual Materials Handling, June 1993, – Warsaw, Poland..

Session Chair, Annual International Industrial Ergonomics, June 1993, – Copenhagen, Denmark.

Scientific Session Chair, Biomedical Engineering in 21st Century. – Taipei, Taiwan, Sept 1992.

Provocateur (Session Chair) Spine Mechanics II, Orthopaedics Research Society, Washington, DC, February 17-20, 1992.

Session Chair – Manual Materials Handling. Perth, Australia, – December 1991.

Invited panellist – Worker Capacity Evaluation Conference, – Vermont, USA 1991.

Scientific Session Chair, Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting. Washington, DC, February 1992.

Chair, Scientific Session, NATO Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, July 1991.

Chair, Scientific Session, 34th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Society, Orlando, Florida, Sept 1990.

Chair, Scientific Session, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Miami, Florida, Nov 1990.

Chair, Scientific Session, Annual International Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 1989.

Chair, Scientific Session, International Conference of the International Production Research Society, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1988.

Chair, Scientific Session, Annual International Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference, Miami, Florida, 1987.

Chairman, Scientific Session. “Rehabilitation and Life Style”. Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference 1986. Louisville, Kentucky, June 12-14, 1986.

Chairman, Scientific Session. “Occupational Biomechanics” 1985 Annual Meeting of American Society of Biomechanics, Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 2-4, 1985.

Chairman, Scientific Session “Orthopaedics Biomechanics” Xth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. Umea, Sweden, June 15-20, 1985.

Chairman, Scientific Session “Spine I” Seventh Annual Conference of American Society of Biomechanics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, New York, USA, September 28-30, 1983.

Chairman, Scientific Committee. 3rd Annual Conference of Science in Physical Therapy. June 17-18, 1983.

Chaired session No. 28 POSTURE at the 8th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, Tokyo, Japan, August 1982.

Chaired two sessions in the “International Congress of Sports Sciences” – Edmonton 1978.

Scientific Session Chair, International Conference of Organizational Development and Management, Breckenridge, August 1-3, 1996.

Scientific Session Chair, 4th Pan- Pacific Conference on Occupational Ergonomics, Taipei, November 8-11, 1996.

Scientific Session Chair, Occupational Health I & II, 2nd International Symposium on Ergonomics, Occupational Health, Safety and Environment. New Delhi, November 25-28, 1996.

Session Chair, World Congress on Manual Materials Handling, June 1993, – Warsaw, Poland..

Session Chair, Annual International Industrial Ergonomics, June 1993, – Copenhagen, Denmark.

Scientific Session Chair, Biomedical Engineering in 21st Century. – Taipei, Taiwan, Sept 1992.

Provocateur (Session Chair) Spine Mechanics II, Orthopaedics Research Society, Washington, DC, February 17-20, 1992.

Session Chair – Manual Materials Handling. Perth, Australia, – December 1991.
Invited panellist – Worker Capacity Evaluation Conference, – Vermont, USA 1991.

Scientific Session Chair, Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting. Washington, DC, February 1992.

Chair, Scientific Session, NATO Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, July 1991.

Chair, Scientific Session, 34th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Society, Orlando, Florida, Sept 1990.

Chair, Scientific Session, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Miami, Florida, Nov 1990.

Chair, Scientific Session, Annual International Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 1989.

Chair, Scientific Session, International Conference of the International Production Research Society, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1988.

Chair, Scientific Session, Annual International Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference, Miami, Florida, 1987.

Chairman, Scientific Session. “Rehabilitation and Life Style”. Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference 1986. Louisville, Kentucky, June 12-14, 1986.

Chairman, Scientific Session. “Occupational Biomechanics” 1985 Annual Meeting of American Society of Biomechanics, Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 2-4, 1985.

Chairman, Scientific Session “Orthopaedics Biomechanics” Xth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. Umea, Sweden, June 15-20, 1985.

Chairman, Scientific Session “Spine I” Seventh Annual Conference of American Society of Biomechanics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, New York, USA, September 28-30, 1983.

Chairman, Scientific Committee. 3rd Annual Conference of Science in Physical Therapy. June 17-18, 1983.

Chaired two sessions in the “International Congress of Sports Sciences” – Edmonton 1978.

Keynote Addresses

 (Partial listing)

Invited Panellist at the 2006
50th Annual Conference of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society, San Francisco, October 2006-09-28

Keynote address to 2007
Brazilian Society of Biomechanics
Sao Pedra, Sao Paulo, Brazil May31-June 2, 2007

Keynote address to 2007
World Engineering Anthropometry Resource Conference
Banff, Canada July 31- August 1, 2007

Invited Keynote Speaker 2008
International Conference on Humanizing Work and Work Environment
December 2008, Pune, India

Invited Keynote Speaker 2011
Extra-Ordinary Ergonomics, Banglore
December 2011

Invited Keynote Speaker 2013
International Congress of Biomechanics and Ergonomics
Manaus, Brazil. May 2013

Kumar, S. (2007) Whiplash response to impact configuration. Buffalo-Drury Symposium. Buffalo, NY, May 17-18, 2007.

Kumar S. (2007) Musculoskeletal Injury Control needs a paradigm shift. XII Brazilian Congress of Biomechanics, Rio Claro, Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 30-June 2, 2007.

Kumar, S. (2007) Future directions for Anthropometry. World Engineering Anthropometry Resources Conference, Banff, Alberta. July 2007.

Kumar, S. (2006) Musculoskeletal Injuries: Is a paradigm shift is needed? Association of Canadian Ergonomists. Banff, Alberta, October 2006.

Kumar, S. (2005) Can we measure localized muscle fatigue? Humanizing Work and Work Environment. Guwahati, India December 2005.

Keynote: The Canadian Institute Conference, September 22-23, 2005, Calgary, Alberta.

Keynote: Alberta Law Conference, March 10-11, 2005. Edmonton, Alberta

Keynote: International Conference of Work Physical Therapists, Aug. 25-28, 2004.

Keynote: Bienniel ASEAN Ergonomics Conference, 2005, Bali, Indonesia

Keynote: “Impact of injury theories” on Rehabilitation, 7th Bienniel Pan Pacific Conference on Rehabilitation. Hong Kong, Sept 2004

Keynote: 8th Brazilian Ergonomics Society, Fortaleza, Brazil, Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2004, Brazil

Keynote: Humanising Work and Work Environment, 2004, Bombay, India.

Plenary Address: Title: Ergonomics in design and rehabilitation for regional prosperity. Kuching Malaysia, May 19, 22, 2003.

Annual Society Lecture: Title: Ergonomics and Biology of Spinal Rotation. Annual Ergonomics Society Meeting 2003, Edinburgh, April 15-17, 2003

Keynote Address: Title: Humanizing work for injury control. International Congress on Humanizing Work and Work Environment. Bombay, India, December 11- 14, 2001.

Plenary Address: Computer aided Ergonomics for Safety. International Conference on Computer Aided Ergonomics and Safety. Maui, Hawaii, USA July 29, 2001- August 1, 2001.

Keynote Address: Pan-Pacific Conference of Occupational Ergonomics, Beijing, August 2001.

Keynote Address: Theories of musculoskeletal Injury Causation. The Tenth Anniversary Ergonomics Conference, October 29-30, 1999, Lulea, Sweden.

Presidential Address: Control of Musculoskeletal Injuries. Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference, June 6-9, 1999, Orlando, Florida.

Invited Address: Fatigue of Trunk Muscles in Rotation. HarThuL March 3-5, 1999, Osaka, Japan.

Keynote Address: Occupational Health and Safety in Canada, International Ergonomics Conference, Aachen, Germany, October 1998.

Keynote Address: Theories of Musculoskeletal Injury and Control. Annual Meeting of the New Zealand Ergonomics Society. May 1998, Rotorua, New Zealand.

Keynote Address: Muscle fatigue during trunk rotation. Global Ergonomics Conference. Cape Town, South Africa, September 1997.

Keynote Address: Ergonomics in Caregiving. 5th SEAES Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Nov. 6-8, 1997.

Keynote Address: Rehabilitation Ergonomic: Wave of the Future. Annual Conference of the B. C. Association of Kinesiologist, February 28, 1998-March 1, 1998.

Keynote Address: Musculoskeletal Injury: Theory and Control. Annual Meeting of the New Zealand Ergonomics Society, May 14-15, 1998.

Plenary Address: Human Strength and Ergonomic Design of Manual Materials Handling, 4th Pan Pacific Conference on Occupational Ergonomics, Taipei, November 11-13, 1996.

Keynote Address: Axial Rotation and Low-Back Pain. International Symposium on Ergonomics – Occupational Health – Environment and Safety. New Delhi, November 25-28, 1996.

Invited plenary address to the Indian Physiological Society, December 1995.

Invited plenary address to the Canadian Institute – Accident Reconstruction in Motor Vehicle. Personal Injury Claims on “Tissue Biomechanics and Personal Injury”. Calgary, May 30, 1995.

Invited plenary speaker to IEA World Conference on Ergonomics, October 1995, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rehabilitation Ergonomics: Needs, Rationale and Means.

Keynote Speaker: Annual Meeting of the Taiwan Ergonomics Society, April 1995, Taipei, Taiwan. Biomechanics of low back injury.

Invited Plenary Speaker: Federation of Indian Physiological Societies. March 1-3, 1995, New Delhi, India. An ergonomic strategy for prevention of occupational injuries.

Invited Address: Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, April 1994, Phasic and quantitative response of spinal muscles during axial rotation among normals.

Invited address: Occupational and Industrial Orthopaedic Center, University of New York, February 16, 1994. Topic: A model for overexertion, safety and risk of injury.

Invited address: NIOSH, C.D.C., Cincinnati, February 17, 1994. Topic: Overexertion musculoskeletal injuries.

Invited Keynote Address at Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Association Annual Meeting, Nov. 5, 1993. Hilton Hotel, Edmonton. Title: A model of overexertion, safety and risk injury.

Invited addresses: 1992 International Symposium, Biomedical Engineering in 21st Century, Taipei, Taiwan, September 23-26, 1992.

Kumar, S. Emerging Horizon in Rehabilitation.

Kumar, S. Biomechanical bases of low-back pain.

Invited Speaker: Symposium on Rehabilitation and Ergonomics, Quebec City, May 1988. Title – The Ergonomics of Rehabilitation.

Invited Speaker: International Conference on Modelling in Ergonomics, Krakow, Poland, October 1987. Title – Biomechanical Model for Lifting.

Invited Speaker: IEEE/EMBS 1986 Frontiers of Engineering and Computing in Health Care. Sept. 27-30th, 1985 Chicago, Illinois. Title: “Spinal Biomechanics of Lifting and Related Research”.

Plenary Speaker: Xth Congress of International Society of Biomechanics, Umea, Sweden, June 15-20, 1985. Title: “Static and dynamic strengths of young males”.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, India, August 1982.
Intra-articular pressure behaviour in rheumatoid arthritis.

Spinal biomechanics.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences, Benares Hindu University, Varanasi, India, August 1982.
The clinical significance of intra-articular pressure in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

EMG in Orthopaedics.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad, July 1982.
Mechanical properties of collagen and its clinical significance.
Department of Zoology, University of Allahabad, India, July 1982.

Title: “The living tight rope: The Collagen”.

The Bone: An engineering marvel.

Annual Convention of Public Health Association of Alberta, April 1982. Title of talk – “Bridging the Gap. Human Performance and Well Being”.

Annual Convention of Canadian Occupation Health Association 1981. Title: “Back injury prevention: Why and How, The State of the Art”.

Recent relevant keynote addresses

Keynote Speaker at the 2006
Annual Conference of Association of Canadian Ergonomists, Oct 2006.
Title: ‘Musculoskeletal Injuries: Is paradigm shift needed?”

Invited Panellist at the 2006
50th Annual Conference of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society,
San Francisco, October 2006-09-28

Keynote address to 2007
Brazilian Society of Biomechanics
Sao Pedra, Sao Paulo, Brazil May31-June 2, 2007

Keynote address to 2007
World Engineering Anthropometry Resource Conference
Banff, Canada July 31- August 1, 2007

Invited Keynote Speaker 2008
International Conference on Humanizing Work and Work Environment
December 2008, Pune, India

Invited Keynote Speaker 2011
Extra-Ordinary Ergonomics, Banglore
December 2011

Invited Keynote Speaker 2013
International Congress of Biomechanics and Ergonomics
Manaus, Brazil. May 2013

Conference Presentations

Abstracts & Posters 
Refereed Abstracts (Published in refereed proceedings): (Partial listing, not updated)

Bjornsdottir SV, Kumar S. (2003) Posteroanterior motion test of a lumbar vertebra: accuracy of perception. 14th International World Physical Therapy Congress, Barcelona, Spain, June 7-12, 2003

Vieira ER, Kumar S. (2003) Letter to the Editor, Clinical Biomechanics, 18, 564-565.

Jones T, Kumar S. (2003) A response to the letter to the editor. Disability and Rehabilitation.

Kumar S. (2002) A power spectral analysis of cervical muscles for activities in different planes. Proceedings of the Banff Symposium on Skeletal Muscle, August 2-3, 2002, pp. 52.

Kumar S, Narayan Y, Amell T. (2002) Strength and EMG of cervical muscles in directional maximal voluntary contractions. Proceedings of the IV World Congress Biomechanics, Calgary, August 4-9, 2002, pp.

Kumar S, Narayan Y. (2002) The role of torso muscles in trunk twisting. Proceedings of the IV World Congress Biomechanics, Calgary, August 4-9, 2002, pp.

Amell T, Kumar S, Narayan Y. (2002) Force and muscular activity during handwheel actuation. Proceedings of the IV World Congress Biomechanics, Calgary, August 4-9, 2002. pp.

Kumar S, Moro L, Narayan Y. (2002) Musculoskeletal loads on radiation technologists. 33rd Annual ACE Conference, Banff, Alberta, October 21-23, 2002.

Kumar S, Moso L, Narayan Y. (2002) Injuries among radiation technologists. 33rd. Annual ACE Conference, Banff, Alberta. October 21-23, 2002.

Amell T, Kumar S, Narayan Y. (2002) Psychophysical and psychological loads during static and dynamic industrial hand wheel operation. 33rd Annual ACE conference, Banff, Alberta. October 21-23, 2002

Amell T, Kumar S, Narayan Y, Senthilselvan A. (2002) Biomechanical loads in the low back during static industrial hand wheel actuation. 33rd Annual ACE Conference, Banff, Alberta, October 21-23, 2002

Jones T, Kumar S. (2002) Functional capacity evaluation of manual materials handlers. 33rd. Association of Canadian Ergonomists, Banff, Alberta. October 21-23, 2002.

Jones T, Kumar S, Strickfaden M. (2002) Ergonomic analysis and redesign of a neighbourhood pres: A case study 33rd Annual ACE Conference, October 23-23, 2002.

Fagarasanu M, Kumar S. (2002) Carpal Tunnel syndrome: A literature review. 33rd Annual Conference of ACE, Banff, Alberta. October 21-23, 2002.

Fagarasanu M, Kumar S. (2002) Measurement errors and biases in ergonomic research. 33rd Annual Conference of ACE, Banff, Alberta. October 21-23, 2002.

Kumar S, Amell T, Narayan Y, Prasad N. (2002) Indices of Fatigue. 46th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Baltimore, MD. Sept. 27-Oct. 4, 2002.

Kumar S. (2002) The Cumulative load theory of musculoskeletal injury. 46th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society. Baltimore, MD. Sept 27-Oct. 4, 2002.

Kumar S. (2002) Differential Fatigue: A possible mechanism of injury. 17th Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society, Montreal. Oct. 30-Nov 2, 2002.

Kumar S, Narayan Y, Garand D. (2002) An electromyographic study of isokinetic axial rotation. 17th Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society, Montreal. Oct 30-Nov 2, 2002.

Kumar S. (2002) Strength and EMG of cervical muscles in directional maximal voluntary contractions. The IV World Congress of Biomechanics. Calgary, Alberta. August 4-9, 2002.

Kumar S. (2002) The role of torso muscles in trunk twisting. The IV World Congress of Biomechanics. Calgary, Alberta. August 4-9, 2002.

Amell T, Kumar S, Narayan Y, Senthilselvan A. (2002) Maximum net tangential force and muscular activity during industrial handwheel actuation. The IV World Congress of Biomechanics. Calgary, Alberta. August 4-9, 2002.

Kumar S, Narayan Y, Amell T. (2001) An electromyographic study of low velocity impacts. 2nd International Congress on Whiplash Associated Disorders. Berne, Switzerland, March 2001, pp.

Kumar S, Narayan Y. (1998) Fatigue of the trunk muscles in isometric trunk rotation. International Society of Electromyograpic Kinesiology.

Kumar S. (1998) Focus, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 22, 247.

Zedka M, Kumar S, Narayan Y. (1997) Electromyographical response of the trunk muscles to postural perturbation. Research symposium in rehabilitation and related health services, Edmonton, Alberta.

Kumar S. (1997) An electromechanical spinal mobilizer for the treatment of low-back pain. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

Kumar S. (1997) An electromyographic study of dynamic trunk twisting: Implications for low-back pain. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Kumar S. (1997) Intra-abdominal pressure a by-product of truncal biomechanical stress. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Kumar S, Narayan Y. (1997) Effect of postural asymmetry, headroom and restriction to access in palletizing tasks on lumbosacral compression and shear. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Kumar, S. and Mital, A. (1994) Special Issue Editorial Preface on Telecommunication, Ergonomics.

Kumar, S. and Davies, D. (1994) An ergonomic domestic damp cloth squeezer. The 3rd Pan-Pacific Conference on Occupational Ergonomics, Seoul, Korea.

Kumar, S. (1994) A scheme of prediction of musculoskeletal injuries through integrated biomechanical variables. The 3rd Pan-Pacific Conference on Occupational Ergonomics, Seoul, Korea.

Kumar, S. (1994) The role of intra-abdominal pressure in spinal mechanics. The 3rd Pan-Pacific Conference on Occupational Ergonomics, Seoul, Korea.

Kumar, S. (1994) Special Issue, Editorial Preface on Effort Perception for International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 13, p. 1.

Christie, H. and Kumar, S. (1994) Postural aberrations in low-back pain. Second Joint APTA and CPA Congress. June 1994, Physiotherapy Canada.

Simmonds, M., Kumar, S. and Claveau, Y. (1994) Experimental pain, clinical pain and disability. Second Joint APTA and CPA Congress. June 1994, Physiotherapy Canada.

Mital, A. and Kumar, S. (1994) Special Issue Editorial Preface for Human Factors Fatigue, Vol. 36, 2, 195-196.

Kumar, S. (1993) A global model of overexertion, fatigue and risk of injury. Alberta Occupational Health Association Round Table. Invited Address. Edmonton, Alberta, November 5, 1993.

Kumar, S. (1993) An electromyographic study of unrestricted trunk rotation with normal velocity among normal males. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology. 15th Annual International Conference, October 28-31, 1993.

Kumar, S. (1993) Posture perception in space and time. 26th Annual Conference of the Human Factors Association of Canada. Fredericton, August 8-11, 1993.

Kumar, S. (1993) A bifocal computer desk. 26th Annual Conference of the Human Factors Association of Canada. Fredericton, August 8-11, 1993.

Kumar, S. (1993) Does intra-abdominal pressure relieve spinal stress? The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

Simmonds, M. and Kumar, S. (1993) Accuracy of palpation in physical therapists. C.P.A. Congress, Halifax, May 25, 1993.

Kumar, S. (1992) The role of intra-abdominal pressure in trunk mechanics. European Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2(6), 14.

Kumar, S. (1992) The role of intra-abdominal pressure in trunk mechanics. Proceedings of the Advances in Idiopathic Low Back Pain. Vienna, November 27-28, 1992.

Kumar, S. (1992) Emerging horizons in rehabilitation. 1992 International Symposium in Biomedical Engineering, Taipei, Taiwan, September 23-26, 1992, pp. 88.

Kumar, S. (1992) A biomechanical perspective on low back pain. 1992 International Symposium in Biomedical Engineering, Taipei, Taiwan, September 23-26, 1992, pp. 114.

Kumar, S. and Panjabi, M.M. (1992) Neutral zone of thoraco-lumbar spine in axial rotation in vivo. Proceedings of International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine, pp. 216-217.

Kumar, S. and Garand, D. (1992) Profile of low back function among normals: Devices and measurements. Proceedings ISSLS, pp. 215.

Kumar, S. and Mital, A. (1992) Measured and perceived exertion in palletizing tasks with restricted access. Premus, Stockholm, pp. 162-163.

Simmonds, M. and Kumar, S. (1992) The reliability of palpation is related to form and depth of tissue. Proceedings of the International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine, pp. 248-249.

Luckhurst, B., Scudds, R., Wessel, J., Kumar, S., Percy, J., and Trachsel, L. (1992) Pain and posture: Their reaction to chronic myofascial pain syndrome. CPA Physiotherapy Canada, 44(2).

Marks, R., Semple, J.S., Percy, J. and Kumar, S. (1992) The EMG activity of the quadriceps femoris muscles in healthy women and women with osteoarthritis. Physiotherapy Canada, 44(2), p. 4.

Kumar, S. (1991) Variation in spinal stresses due to interaction between strength, capability, reach and velocity in lifting. Proceedings of the 13th Meeting of the International Society of Biomechanics, pp. 230-231.

Kumar, S. and Cheng, R.C. (1991) Exposure duration in non-neutral hand posture and cumulative trauma disorders. International Symposium on Ergonomics, Occupational Health, Safety and Environment. January 2-6, 1991.

Kumar, S. and Garand, D. (1991) An integrated EMG recording and analysis software. International symposium on Ergonomics, Occupational Health, Safety and Environment, Bombay January 2-6, 1991.

Kumar, S. & Panjabi, M.M. (1991) Axial rotation and spinal laxity (neutral zone) in vivo. Combined Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Societies of USA, Japan and Canada. October 21-23, 1991, Banff, Alberta, pp. 182.

Kumar, S. and Garand, D. (1991) Functional evaluation of back: Devices and measurement. combined Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Societies of USA, Japan and Canada October 21-23, 1991, Banff, Alberta, pp. 180.

Kumar, S. (1990) Lumbosacral compression in maximal lifting efforts with varying mechanical disadvantage on isometric and isokinetic modes. Journal of Biomechanics, 23 (3/4).

Fenety A, Kumar, S. (1990) Ergonomic considerations in a physical therapy department. Physiotherapy Canada.

Kumar, S, Chaffin DB, Redfern M. (1989) Electromyography of spinal muscles during maximal voluntary contraction during arm and stoop lifts in isometric and isokinetic modes. Orthopaedic Transactions.

Kumar, S. (1989) Lifting strengths in symmetrical and asymmetrical postures. Orthopaedic Transactions.

Kumar, S. (1989) Rationale for standardization of back strength measurement. Orthopaedic Transactions.

Kumar, S. (1985) Effect of load moment arm on the metabolic cost of lifting and lowering activity. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of Engineering in Medicine & Biology, p. 153.

Pickles, B. and Kumar, S. (1984) Effects of exercise on bone-marrow pressure and bone formation in patients with osteoporosis. 19th International Congress of Physiotherapy. Barcelona, Spain, June 18-21, 1984.

Kumar, S. and Russell, A.S. (1984) Intra-abdominal pressure during quiet breathing in patients with ankylosing spondylitis. 4th meeting of the European Society of Biomechanics. Davos, Switzerland, September 24-26, 1984.

Kumar, S. (1984) EMG in dynamic lifting and lowering as a function of the task characteristics. 4th Meeting of the European Society of Biomechanics, Davos, Switzerland, September 24-26, 1984.

Kumar, S. (1983) Intra-abdominal pressure during rest and activity. 36th Annual Conference of Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Columbus, Ohio. Proceedings p. 112.

Kumar, S. and Turner, A.A. (1983) EMG of erectores spinae in structured lifting tasks. Journal of Biomechanics.

Kumar, S. and Turner, A.A. (1983) A comparison among EMG parameters. Proceedings of the 3rd Annual SIPT.

Kumar, S. and Magee, D., (1983) Energy cost of lifting in sagittal and lateral planes by different techniques. Ergonomics 26(6), 453.

Kumar, S. (1982) Philosophical indifference among physical therapists – instilled or imbibed. Panel Discussion Address, 2nd Annual Conference on SIPT. Edmonton, June 4-5, 1982.

Kumar, S., Davis, R.P., and Currier, D.P (1982) Dynamic loading of static trunk. Ergonomics 25(6), 454.

Kumar, S. and Zanewhich, K. (1982) Computer application in joint motion and stress analysis. 2nd Science in Physical Therapy Conference, Edmonton, Alberta.

Kumar, S., and Bhambhani, Y., (1982) “How do I lift.” 2nd Science in Physical Therapy Conference, Edmonton, Alberta.

Godfrey, C.M., Kumar, S., Campbell, D.M. and Bombardier, C. (1982) Intra-articular pressure in rheumatoid knees. A research report to Ontario Ministry of Health, 47 pages.

Currier, D.P. and Kumar, S. (1981): Force and EMG measurements of isometric contractions with varied muscle length: Annual Conference American Physical Therapy Association of Physical Therapy, 61, 730.

Kumar, S. and Currier, D.P. (1981): Histology instruction in Physical Therapy curricula: A critique. Science in Physical Therapy, Red Deer, Alberta.

Kumar, S. and Godfrey, C.M. (1981): Muscle inhibition in the effused knee joint. 34th ACEMB, Houston, Texas, Proceedings p. 295.

Kumar, S. and Godfrey, C.M. (1980): Spinal supports for the laryngectomee. 33rd ACEMB, Washington, D.C., Proceeding p. 182.

Kumar, S. and Godfrey, C.M. (1980): Laryngectomee and the back. 33rd ACEMB, Washington, D.C., Proceedings p. 43.

Kumar, S. and Godfrey, C.M. and Campbell, D. (1979) “Intra-articular Pressure in Rheumatoid Knees”. 32nd Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology. Denver, Colorado. Proceedings p. 112.

Kumar, S. and Godfrey, C.M. (1979), “Comparative Evaluation of Spinal Supports”. 32nd Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology. Denver, Colorado, October 1979. Proceedings p.107.

Kumar, S. and Davis, P.R. (1979), Quantitative Relationship Between Physiological and Biomechanical Variables in Weight Lifting. VII Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, Warsaw, Poland, August 1979, Ergonomics, 22, p. 708.

Kumar, S. (1978) Variation in Stress and Response Due to Lifting in Different Planes. International Congress of Sports Sciences, Edmonton, July 1978. Abstracts p. 118.

Kumar, S. (1978) Preventative Research an Effective Therapy, 48th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy, Edmonton, June, 1978, Abstracts p. 8a.

Godfrey, C.M., Dowden, K., and Kumar, S. (1976) The Effect of Spinal Braces in Intra-abdominal Pressure, 96th OMA Annual Meeting, May 20, 1976, Toronto, Canada.

Kumar, S., and Davis, P.R. (1976) Inter-relationship of Physiological and Biomechanical Parameters During Weight Lifting, Presented at International Congress of Physical Activity Sciences, July 1976, Quebec City, Canada. Published – Abstracts – The International Congress of Physical Activity Sciences, p. 222.

Kumar, S., and Davis, P.R. (1976) Determination of Critical Loads for Weight Lifting, Presented in Sixth Congress of International Ergonomics Association, July 1976, Washington, USA. Published in Ergonomics 19(3), p. 361.

Kumar, S. (1973) Bone Marrow Pressure Changes in Rats Following Nerve Stimulation, Presented to Royal Academy of Medicine, Ireland (April 1972), Irish Journal of Medical Sciences, 142, pp.

Workshops Given

WORKSHOPS GIVEN (Incomplete listing)

Kumar, S. (2007) Theories of MSI causation, Rio Claro, Brazil

Kumar, S. (2005). August 15, 2005, Halifax, Annual ACE Conference

Kumar, S. (2004). August 28, 2004, ABERO Fortaleza, Brazil

Kumar, S. (2004) Mechanisms of occupational musculoskeletal injuries. Biennial Conference of International Society of Electromyography and Kinesiology. Boston, USA.

Theories of Musculoskeletal Injuries, Annual Conference of the Portuguese Ergonomics Society, Maleira, Portugal, July 24-28, 2004

Musculoskeletal Injury Causation, PREMUS, Trienniel Congress of ICOH, Zurich, July 12, 2004

Understanding Musculoskeletal Injury, ACE + AE 2002, Banff, October 2002.

Electromyography for optimisation of job and safety, – SELF-ACE, Montreal, October 2, 2001.

Posture and Musculoskeletal Injuries – IIT Bombay, June 26-30, 2000.

Electromyography in Ergonomics, Annual Meeting of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists, October 1999, Hull, Canada.

Rehabilitation Ergonomics, Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Association of Canada. Mississauga, October 1998.

Rehabilitation Ergonomics, XIII Triennial Congress, IEA – Tampere, Finland, June 26, 1997.

Rehabilitation Ergonomics, New Zealand Ergonomics Society, – Wellington, New Zealand.

Rehabilitation Ergonomics, Ergonomics Society of Australia, – May 28, 1998.

Rehabilitation Ergonomics, Human Factors Association of Canada – October 10, 1998.

“Ergonomics”, Faculty of Extension – University of Alberta, 1990.

Ergonomics “NRC”, 1989 – (Vancouver and Edmonton).

“Ergonomics”, Faculty of Extension – University of Alberta, 1989.

“Ergonomics”, Faculty of Extension – University of Alberta, 1988.

“An Introduction to Ergonomics”, Human Factors Society of Canada, 1987, – Calgary.

“An Introduction to Ergonomics”, Human Factors Society of Canada, 1986, – Edmonton.

“University-Industry Dialogue in Ergonomics”, – University of Alberta, 1984.

“Electromyography in assessment of Industrial Stress”, Central Labour Institute, – Bombay, India, August 20, 1982 ( day).

“Methodologies in study of trunk mechanics”. Central Labour Institute, – Bombay, India, August 21, 1982 ( day).

Manual Materials Handling – A Seminar on the Safety Aspects of the Back.

Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta, Edmonton. – October 30, 1981.

Invited Research Seminars:

Numerous invited seminars given in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, Germany, Japan, Poland, Turkey, Brazil, Australia, India, and Taiwan (records not kept).

Member, International Scientific Board, International conference on Agriculture Ergonomics in Developing Countries, AEDEC 2007, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia