Biography

Leonard O'Sullivan is Professor (personal chair) of human factors and ergonomics in the School of Design, and a Funded Investigator (Confirm Smart Manufacturing Centre) of the Rapid Innovation Unit with University Hospital Limerick. He is a lead faculty researcher in the Design Factors research group. His research interests include user centred design in medical device innovation, 3D printing and additive manufacturing in medical device design, ergonomics of musculoskeletal disorders, and human factors in worker robot collaboration.

Prof. O'Sullivan is a Fellow and current Chairman of the Irish Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (UK), member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (USA), and member of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (UK).

Research expertise:
Medical device innovation, 3D printing and additive manufacturing, human Factors in product design, musculoskeletal disorders, healthy and safety management, human robot collaboration.

Research Interests

Design ergonomics, Industrial Ergonomics, Human Factors in Product Design, User Centered Design, Usability, Musculoskeletal disorders, Healthy and safety Management, Medical Device Innovation and Safety

Professional Activities

Association

  • 2016 Registered Member, Institute of Designers of Ireland
  • 2013 Member, Human Factros and Ergonomics Society (USA)
  • 1999 Irish representative, Federation of European Ergonomics Societies (FEES)
  • 1999 Fellow, Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (UK)
  • Member, Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
  • Fellow, Fellow Irish Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Committee

  • 2005 National Occupational Health Strategy Steering Group for the Health and Safety Authority,
  • 2005 ISO Standards-CEN TC122,
  • 2002 Irish Ergonomics Society,
  • Irish Human Factors and Ergonomics Society,

Education

  • 2001 University of Limerick - Ph.D.
  • 1998 University Of Limerick - M.Sc.
  • 1997 University of Limerick - B.Tech.

Consultancy

  • Medicolegal - Investigation of human factors and ergonomics in human/product system interaction.

Language

  • German

Peer Reviewed Journals

2020

Relationship Between Interface Pressures and Pneumatic Cuff Inflation Pressure at Different Assessment Sites of the Lower Limb to Aid Soft Exoskeleton Design

Kermavnar T.;O’Sullivan K.J.;de Eyto A.;O’Sullivan L.W. (2020) Relationship Between Interface Pressures and Pneumatic Cuff Inflation Pressure at Different Assessment Sites of the Lower Limb to Aid Soft Exoskeleton Design. Human factors

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2020

Circumferential tissue compression at the lower limb during walking, and its effect on discomfort, pain and tissue oxygenation: Application to soft exoskeleton design

Kermavnar T.;O'Sullivan K.J.;Casey V.;de Eyto A.;O'Sullivan L.W. (2020) Circumferential tissue compression at the lower limb during walking, and its effect on discomfort, pain and tissue oxygenation: Application to soft exoskeleton design. Applied Ergonomics

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2020

Discomfort/Pain and Tissue Oxygenation at the Lower Limb During Circumferential Compression: Application to Soft Exoskeleton Design

Kermavnar T.;O’Sullivan K.;de Eyto A.;O’Sullivan L. (2020) Discomfort/Pain and Tissue Oxygenation at the Lower Limb During Circumferential Compression: Application to Soft Exoskeleton Design. Human factors

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2019

A Single-arm, Practical Application Assessment of User Experience and Peristomal Skin Condition Among Persons With an Ileostomy Using a New Barrier Seal With Assisted Flow

Kelleher K.;Hunt R.;Hannigan A.;Coffey J.;Moloney M.;Ahern M.;Conway E.;O'Sullivan L. (2019) A Single-arm, Practical Application Assessment of User Experience and Peristomal Skin Condition Among Persons With an Ileostomy Using a New Barrier Seal With Assisted Flow. Wound Management &Amp; Prevention :14-19

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2019

Design and Evaluation of a Soft Assistive Lower Limb Exoskeleton

Di Natali C.;Poliero T.;Sposito M.;Graf E.;Bauer C.;Pauli C.;Bottenberg E.;De Eyto A.;O'Sullivan L.;Hidalgo A.;Scherly D.;Stadler K.;Caldwell D.;Ortiz J. (2019) Design and Evaluation of a Soft Assistive Lower Limb Exoskeleton. Robotica

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2019

Using personas to exploit environmental attitudes and behaviour in sustainable product design

Carey M.;White E.;McMahon M.;O'Sullivan L. (2019) Using personas to exploit environmental attitudes and behaviour in sustainable product design. Applied Ergonomics :97-109

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2019

Exoscore: A Design Tool to Evaluate Factors Associated With Technology Acceptance of Soft Lower Limb Exosuits by Older Adults

Shore L.;Power V.;Hartigan B.;Schülein S.;Graf E.;de Eyto A.;O’Sullivan L. (2019) Exoscore: A Design Tool to Evaluate Factors Associated With Technology Acceptance of Soft Lower Limb Exosuits by Older Adults. Human factors

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2019

Task engagement as a mediator between the cognitive demands of sustained attention and musculoskeletal complaints: A structural equation modelling approach

Wixted F.;O'Sullivan L. (2019) Task engagement as a mediator between the cognitive demands of sustained attention and musculoskeletal complaints: A structural equation modelling approach. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation :623-634

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2019

Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure Therapy May Be Performed Poorly by Children With Cystic Fibrosis

O'Sullivan K.;Collins L.;McGrath D.;Linnane B.;O'Sullivan L.;Dunne C. (2019) Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure Therapy May Be Performed Poorly by Children With Cystic Fibrosis. Respiratory Care :398-405

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2018

Assessment of an active industrial exoskeleton to aid dynamic lifting and lowering manual handling tasks

Huysamen, K,de Looze, M,Bosch, T,Ortiz, J,Toxiri, S,O'Sullivan, LW (2018) Assessment of an active industrial exoskeleton to aid dynamic lifting and lowering manual handling tasks. Applied Ergonomics :125-131

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2018

Rationale, Implementation and Evaluation of Assistive Strategies for an Active Back-Support Exoskeleton

Toxiri, S; Koopman, AS; Lazzaroni, M; Ortiz, J; Power, V; de Looze, MP; O'Sullivan, L; Caldwell, DG (2018) Rationale, Implementation and Evaluation of Assistive Strategies for an Active Back-Support Exoskeleton. LAUSANNE Frontiers In Robotics And Ai

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2018

Foreseeing the microbiology of bespoke 3D printed medical devices.

Dunne, C.P., O'Sullivan, K.J., O'Sullivan, L., Linnane, B., O'Connell, N.H. (2018) Foreseeing the microbiology of bespoke 3D printed medical devices. . Journal Of Hospital Infection

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2018

Inhibiting the Physiological Stress Effects of a Sustained Attention Task on Shoulder Muscle Activity

Wixted, F,O'Riordan, C,O'Sullivan, L (2018) Inhibiting the Physiological Stress Effects of a Sustained Attention Task on Shoulder Muscle Activity. International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health

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2018

Computerized Cuff Pressure Algometry as Guidance for Circumferential Tissue Compression for Wearable Soft Robotic Applications: A Systematic Review

Kermavnar, T,Power, V,de Eyto, A,O'Sullivan, LW (2018) Computerized Cuff Pressure Algometry as Guidance for Circumferential Tissue Compression for Wearable Soft Robotic Applications: A Systematic Review. New York, USA : Mary Ann Libert Inc. Soft Robotics :1-16

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2018

Children With Cystic Fibrosis May Be Performing Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure Therapy Incorrectly

O'Sullivan, K.J., Collins, L., McGrath, D., Linnane, B., O'Sullivan, L., Dunne, C.P. (2018) Children With Cystic Fibrosis May Be Performing Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure Therapy Incorrectly. Chest :231-232

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2018

Technology Acceptance and User-Centred Design of Assistive Exoskeletons for Older Adults: A Commentary

Shore, L;PowerI, V;de Eyto, A;O'Sullivan, LW (2018) Technology Acceptance and User-Centred Design of Assistive Exoskeletons for Older Adults: A Commentary. BASEL : MDPI ROBOTICS

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2018

Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) therapy may be performed poorly by children with CF

O'Sullivan, K.J., Collins, L., McGrath, D., Linnane, B., O'Sullivan, L., Dunne, C.P. (2018) Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) therapy may be performed poorly by children with CF. Respiratory Care

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2018

Play as learning: implications for educators and parents from findings of a national evaluation of school readiness in Ireland

O’Sullivan L.;Ring E. (2018) Play as learning: implications for educators and parents from findings of a national evaluation of school readiness in Ireland. International Journal Of Play :266-289

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2017

Simulation Architecture for Modelling Interaction Between User and Elbow-articulated Exoskeleton

de Kruif, BJ,Schmidhauser, E,Stadler, KS,O'Sullivan, LW (2017) Simulation Architecture for Modelling Interaction Between User and Elbow-articulated Exoskeleton. Journal Of Bionic Engineering :706-715

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2017

Ranking the effects of cycle time parameters, shoulder posture and load, on shoulder discomfort in a single experiment using Taguchi methods

Browne, A,O'Sullivan, L (2017) Ranking the effects of cycle time parameters, shoulder posture and load, on shoulder discomfort in a single experiment using Taguchi methods. Cogent Engineering

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2017

The moderating role of end-tidal CO2 on upper trapezius muscle activity in response to sustained attention

Wixted, F,O' Sullivan, L (2017) The moderating role of end-tidal CO2 on upper trapezius muscle activity in response to sustained attention. International Journal Of Industrial Ergonomics :1-12

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2017

Effects of cognitive loading and force on upper trapezius fatigue

Deeney, C,O'Sullivan, LW (2017) Effects of cognitive loading and force on upper trapezius fatigue. Occupational Medicine-Oxford :678-683

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2016

Are Irish therapists at heightened risk for low back pain?

Hogan, DAM,O'Sullivan, LW,Nolan, S,Greiner, BA (2016) Are Irish therapists at heightened risk for low back pain?. Occupational Medicine-Oxford :351-357

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2016

Exoskeletons for industrial application and their potential effects on physical work load

de Looze, MP,Bosch, T,Krause, F,Stadler, KS,O'Sullivan, LW (2016) Exoskeletons for industrial application and their potential effects on physical work load. Ergonomics :671-681

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2015

Safety and Risk Management in Designing for the Lifecycle of an Exoskeleton: A Novel Process Developed in the Robo-Mate Project

van der Vorm J.;Nugent R.;O'Sullivan L. (2015) Safety and Risk Management in Designing for the Lifecycle of an Exoskeleton: A Novel Process Developed in the Robo-Mate Project. Procedia Manufacturing :1410-1417

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2015

Does Using a Chair Backrest or Reducing Seated Hip Flexion Influence Trunk Muscle Activity and Discomfort? A Systematic Review

Curran, M,O'Sullivan, L,O'Sullivan, P,Dankaerts, W,O'Sullivan, K (2015) Does Using a Chair Backrest or Reducing Seated Hip Flexion Influence Trunk Muscle Activity and Discomfort? A Systematic Review. Human factors :1115-1148

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2015

Cognitive functional therapy for disabling non-specific chronic low back pain: A multiple case cohort study

O'Sullivan, K., Dankaerts, W., O'Sullivan, L. & O'Sullivan, P. (2015) Cognitive functional therapy for disabling non-specific chronic low back pain: A multiple case cohort study. Physical Therapy

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2015

Does using a chair backrest or reducing seated hip flexion influence trunk muscle activity and discomfort: A systematic review

Curran, M., O'Sullivan, L., O'Sullivan, P., Dankaerts, W. & O'Sullivan, K (2015) Does using a chair backrest or reducing seated hip flexion influence trunk muscle activity and discomfort: A systematic review. Human factors

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2015

Musculoskeletal disorder prevalence and psychosocial risk exposures by age and gender in a cohort of office based employees in two academic institutions

Collins, JD,O'Sullivan, LW (2015) Musculoskeletal disorder prevalence and psychosocial risk exposures by age and gender in a cohort of office based employees in two academic institutions. International Journal Of Industrial Ergonomics :85-97

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2015

Cognitive Functional Therapy for Disabling Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain: Multiple Case-Cohort Study

O'Sullivan, K,Dankaerts, W,O'Sullivan, L,O'Sullivan, PB (2015) Cognitive Functional Therapy for Disabling Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain: Multiple Case-Cohort Study. Physical therapy :1478-1488

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2015

Standards for the Safety of Exoskeletons Used by Industrial Workers Performing Manual Handling Activities: A Contribution from the Robo-Mate Project to their Future Development

O'Sullivan L.;Nugent R.;van der Vorm J. (2015) Standards for the Safety of Exoskeletons Used by Industrial Workers Performing Manual Handling Activities: A Contribution from the Robo-Mate Project to their Future Development. Procedia Manufacturing :1418-1425

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2014

Human Centred Design Considerations for Connected Health Devices for the Older Adult

Harte, R.P., Glynn, L.G., Broderick, B.J., Rodriguez-Molinero, A., Baker, P.M.A., McGuiness,B., O'Sullivan,L., Diaz, M., Quinlan, L.R., O'Laighin, G., (2014) Human Centred Design Considerations for Connected Health Devices for the Older Adult . Personalized Medicine :245-281

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2014

Shoulder Muscle Loading and Task Performance at Head Level on Ladders versus Mobile Elevated Work Platforms

Phelan, D. and O'Sullivan, L., (2014) Shoulder Muscle Loading and Task Performance at Head Level on Ladders versus Mobile Elevated Work Platforms. Applied Ergonomics :1384-1391

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2014

Self-selected duty cycle times for grip force, wrist flexion postures and three grip types

Finneran, A,O'Sullivan, L (2014) Self-selected duty cycle times for grip force, wrist flexion postures and three grip types. Ergonomics :589-601

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2014

The effect of a backrest and seatpan inclination on sitting discomfort and trunk muscle activation in subjects with extension-related low back pain

Curran, M,Dankaerts, W,O'Sullivan, P,O'Sullivan, L,O'Sullivan, K (2014) The effect of a backrest and seatpan inclination on sitting discomfort and trunk muscle activation in subjects with extension-related low back pain. Ergonomics :733-743

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2014

The effect of manual handling training on transferring knowledge, employee's behaviour change and subsequent reduction of work-related musculoskeletal disorders: a systematic review

Hogan, D.A.M, Greiner, B.A., and O'Sullivan, L., (2014) The effect of manual handling training on transferring knowledge, employee's behaviour change and subsequent reduction of work-related musculoskeletal disorders: a systematic review. Ergonomics :93-107

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2014

The effect of a backrest and seat pan inclination on sitting discomfort and trunk muscle activation in subjects with extension-related low back pain

Curran, M., Dankaerts, W., ,O'Sullivan, P., O'Sullivan, L., and O'Sullivan, K., (2014) The effect of a backrest and seat pan inclination on sitting discomfort and trunk muscle activation in subjects with extension-related low back pain. Ergonomics :733-743

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2013

Specific flexion-related low back pain and sitting: comparison of seated discomfort on two different chairs

O'Keeffe, M,Dankaerts, W,O'Sullivan, P,O'Sullivan, L,O'Sullivan, K (2013) Specific flexion-related low back pain and sitting: comparison of seated discomfort on two different chairs. Ergonomics :650-658

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2013

The effect of dynamic sitting on trunk muscle activation: A systematic review

O'Sullivan, K,O'Sullivan, P,O'Keeffe, M,O'Sullivan, L,Dankaerts, W (2013) The effect of dynamic sitting on trunk muscle activation: A systematic review. Applied Ergonomics :628-635

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2013

Perceptions of sitting posture among members of the community, both with and without non-specific chronic low back pain

O'Sullivan, K,O'Keeffe, M,O'Sullivan, L,O'Sullivan, P,Dankaerts, W (2013) Perceptions of sitting posture among members of the community, both with and without non-specific chronic low back pain. Manual therapy :551-556

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2013

Back pain beliefs among physiotherapists are more positive after biopsychosocially orientated workshops

K O'Sullivan, P O'Sullivan, L O'Sullivan, W Dankaerts (2013) Back pain beliefs among physiotherapists are more positive after biopsychosocially orientated workshops. Physiotherapy Practice and Research :37-45

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2013

Effects of grip type and wrist posture on forearm EMG activity, endurance time and movement accuracy

Finneran, A,O'Sullivan, L (2013) Effects of grip type and wrist posture on forearm EMG activity, endurance time and movement accuracy. International Journal Of Industrial Ergonomics :91-99

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2013

Investigating the effect of real-time spinal postural biofeedback on seated discomfort in people with non-specific chronic low back pain

O'Sullivan, K,O'Sullivan, L,O'Sullivan, P,Dankaerts, W (2013) Investigating the effect of real-time spinal postural biofeedback on seated discomfort in people with non-specific chronic low back pain. Ergonomics :1315-1325

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2012

The effect of dynamic sitting on the prevention and management of low back pain and low back discomfort: a systematic review.

O'Sullivan K, O'Keeffe M, O'Sullivan L, O'Sullivan P, Dankaerts W (2012) The effect of dynamic sitting on the prevention and management of low back pain and low back discomfort: a systematic review.. Ergonomics :898-908

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2012

Lumbar posture and trunk muscle activation during static and dynamic seated tasks on a novel dynamic ergonomic chair

O'Sullivan, K., McCarthy, R., White, A. O'Sullivan, L.W., and Dankaerts, W. (2012) Lumbar posture and trunk muscle activation during static and dynamic seated tasks on a novel dynamic ergonomic chair. Ergonomics

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2012

What do physiotherapists consider to be the best sitting spinal posture?

What do physiotherapists consider to be the best sitting spinal posture? (2012) What do physiotherapists consider to be the best sitting spinal posture?. Manual Therapy :432-437

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2012

Can we reduce the effort of maintaining a neutral sitting posture?

O'Sullivan, K., Dankaerts W, O'Sullivan, P., Clifford, A. and O'Sullivan, L.W. (2012) Can we reduce the effort of maintaining a neutral sitting posture?. Manual Therapy

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2012

Towards monitoring lumbo-pelvic posture in real-life situations: Concurrent validity of a novel posture monitor and a traditional laboratory-based motion analysis system

O'Sullivan, K,O'Sullivan, L,Campbell, A,O'Sullivan, P,Dankaerts, W (2012) Towards monitoring lumbo-pelvic posture in real-life situations: Concurrent validity of a novel posture monitor and a traditional laboratory-based motion analysis system. Manual Therapy :77-83

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2012

A medical hand tool physical interaction evaluation approach for prototype testing using patient care simulators

Browne, A,O'Sullivan, L (2012) A medical hand tool physical interaction evaluation approach for prototype testing using patient care simulators. Applied Ergonomics :493-500

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2012

Back pain beliefs among physiotherapists are more positive after biopsychosocially orientated workshops

O'Sullivan, K., O'Sullivan, P., and O'Sullivan, L.W. (2012) Back pain beliefs among physiotherapists are more positive after biopsychosocially orientated workshops. Physiotherapy Ireland

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2012

Preschool children's social pretend play: supporting the development of metacommunication, metacognition and self-regulation

Whitebread D.;O'Sullivan L. (2012) Preschool children's social pretend play: supporting the development of metacommunication, metacognition and self-regulation. International Journal Of Play :197-213

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2011

The between-day and inter-rater reliability of a novel wireless system to analyse lumbar spine posture

O'Sullivan, K; Galeotti, L; Dankaerts, W; O'Sullivan, L; O'Sullivan, P (2011) The between-day and inter-rater reliability of a novel wireless system to analyse lumbar spine posture. Ergonomics :82-90

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2010

Effect on discomfort of frequency of wrist exertions combined with wrist articulations and forearm rotation

Khan, AA; O'Sullivan, L; Gallwey, TJ (2010) Effect on discomfort of frequency of wrist exertions combined with wrist articulations and forearm rotation. International Journal Of Industrial Ergonomics :492-503

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2010

Force, posture and repetition induced discomfort as a mediator in self-paced cycle time

Finneran, A; O'Sullivan, L (2010) Force, posture and repetition induced discomfort as a mediator in self-paced cycle time. International Journal Of Industrial Ergonomics :257-266

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2010

Neutral lumbar spine sitting posture in pain-free subjects

O'Sullivan, K; O'Dea, P; Dankaerts, W; O'Sullivan, P; Clifford, A; O'Sullivan, L (2010) Neutral lumbar spine sitting posture in pain-free subjects. Manual Therapy :557-561

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2010

Cybernetic Manufacturing Systems Project-Ergonomics Solutions for Flexible Production Systems

O'Sullivan, L; de Looze, MP (2010) Cybernetic Manufacturing Systems Project-Ergonomics Solutions for Flexible Production Systems. Human Factors And Ergonomics In Manufacturing & Service Industries :253-254

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2010

The Effects of Force and Exertion Duration on Duty Cycle Time: Implications for Productivity

Finneran, A; O'Sullivan, L (2010) The Effects of Force and Exertion Duration on Duty Cycle Time: Implications for Productivity. Human Factors And Ergonomics In Manufacturing & Service Industries :324-334

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2010

Psychosocial Risk Exposures and Musculoskeletal Disorders across Working-Age Males and Females

Collins, J; O'Sullivan, L (2010) Psychosocial Risk Exposures and Musculoskeletal Disorders across Working-Age Males and Females. Human Factors And Ergonomics In Manufacturing & Service Industries :272-286

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2009

Work related psychosocial risks and musculoskeletal disorders: Potential risk factors, causation and evaluation methods

Deeney, C; O'Sullivan, L (2009) Work related psychosocial risks and musculoskeletal disorders: Potential risk factors, causation and evaluation methods. Work-A Journal Of Prevention Assessment & Rehabilitation :239-248

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2009

Effects of combined wrist deviation and forearm rotation on discomfort score

Khan, AA; O'Sullivan, L; Gallwey, TJ (2009) Effects of combined wrist deviation and forearm rotation on discomfort score. Ergonomics :345-361

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2009

Upper limb discomfort profile due to intermittent isometric pronation torque at different postural combinations of the shoulder-arm system

Mukhopadhyay, P; O'Sullivan, LW; Gallwey, TJ (2009) Upper limb discomfort profile due to intermittent isometric pronation torque at different postural combinations of the shoulder-arm system. Ergonomics :584-600

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2009

The reliability of a wireless monitor for measurement of lumbar spine posture

O'Sullivan, K Galleotti, L Dankaerts, Wim O'Sullivan, L (2009) The reliability of a wireless monitor for measurement of lumbar spine posture. Manual therapy :S23-

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2009

Effects of combined wrist flexion/extension and forearm rotation and two levels of relative force on discomfort

Khan, A; O'Sullivan, LW; Gallwey, TJ (2009) Effects of combined wrist flexion/extension and forearm rotation and two levels of relative force on discomfort. Ergonomics :1265-1275

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2007

Guideline threshold limit values (TLVs) for discomfort in repetitive assembly work

O'Sullivan, L; Clancy, P (2007) Guideline threshold limit values (TLVs) for discomfort in repetitive assembly work. Human Factors And Ergonomics In Manufacturing :423-434

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2007

Effects of upper arm articulations on shoulder-arm discomfort profile in a pronation task

Mukhopadhyay P.;O'Sullivan L.;Gallwey T. (2007) Effects of upper arm articulations on shoulder-arm discomfort profile in a pronation task. Occupational Ergonomics :169-181

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2007

Effects of upper arm articulations on shoulder-arm discomfort profile in a pronation task

Mukhopadhyay P., O'Sullivan L.W., Gallwey T.J. (2007) Effects of upper arm articulations on shoulder-arm discomfort profile in a pronation task. Occupational Ergonomics :169-181

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2007

Estimating upper limb discomfort level due to intermittent isometric pronation torque with various combinations of elbow angles, forearm rotation angles, force and frequency with upper arm at 90 degrees abduction

Mukhopadhyay, P; O'Sullivan, L; Gallwey, TJ (2007) Estimating upper limb discomfort level due to intermittent isometric pronation torque with various combinations of elbow angles, forearm rotation angles, force and frequency with upper arm at 90 degrees abduction. International Journal Of Industrial Ergonomics :313-325

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2005

Forearm torque strengths and discomfort profiles in pronation and supination

O'Sullivan, LW; Gallwey, TJ (2005) Forearm torque strengths and discomfort profiles in pronation and supination. Ergonomics :703-721

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2003

Workplace injury risk prediction and risk reduction software for the non Ergonomist

O'Sullivan, LW; Gallwey, TJ (2003) Workplace injury risk prediction and risk reduction software for the non Ergonomist. European Series In Industrial Management :99-105

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2002

Upper-limb surface electro-myography at maximum supination and pronation torques: the effect of elbow and forearm angle

O'Sullivan, LW; Gallwey, TJ (2002) Upper-limb surface electro-myography at maximum supination and pronation torques: the effect of elbow and forearm angle. Journal Of Electromyography And Kinesiology :275-285

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2002

Effects of gender and reach distance on risks of musculoskeletal injuries in an assembly task

O'Sullivan, LW; Gallwey, TJ (2002) Effects of gender and reach distance on risks of musculoskeletal injuries in an assembly task. International Journal Of Industrial Ergonomics :61-71

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2002

Upper-limb surface electro-myography at maximum supination and pronation torques: The effect of elbow and forearm angle

O'Sullivan L.;Gallwey T. (2002) Upper-limb surface electro-myography at maximum supination and pronation torques: The effect of elbow and forearm angle. Journal Of Electromyography And Kinesiology :275-285

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2001

The influence of gender and individual differences on, risks of injury due to layout in assembly work

O'Sullivan, LW; Gallwey, TJ (2001) The influence of gender and individual differences on, risks of injury due to layout in assembly work. Proceedings Of The Institution Of Mechanical Engineers Part B-Journal Of Engineering Manufacture :1475-1478

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Books

2009

Ergonomics Laboratory Exercises,

Gallwey, T; O'Sullivan, L (2009) Ergonomics Laboratory Exercises,. : Taylor and Francis-CRC Press

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Book Chapters

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Other Journals

2015

End User Needs Elicitation for a Full-body Exoskeleton to Assist the Elderly

O'Sullivan, L.W., Power, V., Virk, G., Masud, N., Haider, U., Christensen, S., Bai, S., Cuypers, L., D'Havé, M., Vonck, K., (2015) End User Needs Elicitation for a Full-body Exoskeleton to Assist the Elderly. Procedia Manufacturing :1403-1414

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2015

Safety and Risk Management in Designing for the Lifecycle of an Exoskeleton: A Novel Process Developed in the Robo-Mate Project

van der Vorm, J., Nugent, R., O'Sullivan, L.W., (2015) Safety and Risk Management in Designing for the Lifecycle of an Exoskeleton: A Novel Process Developed in the Robo-Mate Project. Procedia Manufacturing, 3, :1410-1417

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2015

Standards for the Safety of Exoskeletons Used by Industrial Workers Performing Manual Handling Activities: A Contribution from the Robo-Mate Project to their Future Development

O'Sullivan, L.W., Nugent, R. and Van der Vorm, (2015) Standards for the Safety of Exoskeletons Used by Industrial Workers Performing Manual Handling Activities: A Contribution from the Robo-Mate Project to their Future Development. Procedia Manufacturing

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2014

Human Centred Design Considerations for Connected Health Devices for the Older Adult

Harte, R.P., Glynn, L.G., Broderick, B.J., Rodriguez-Molinero, A., Baker, P.M.A., McGuiness,B., O'Sullivan,L., Diaz, M., Quinlan, L.R., O'Laighin, G., (2014) Human Centred Design Considerations for Connected Health Devices for the Older Adult. Personalised Medicine :245-281

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Conference Publications

2019

Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends. WeRob 2018. Biosystems & Biorobotics

Power V., de Eyto A., Hartigan B., Ortiz J., O'Sullivan L.W. (2019) Wearable Robotics: Challenges and Trends. WeRob 2018. Biosystems & Biorobotics. :n/a-n/a

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2018

ACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Graf E.;De Eyto A.;Sposito M.;Pauli C.;O'Sullivan L.;Bauer C.;Bottenberg E.;Scherly D.;Erkens L.;Wirz M.;Ortiz J.;Power V.;Poliero T.;Henke R.;Brinks G.;Stadler K. (2018) ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. Acm International Conference Proceeding Series :202-207

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2017

XoSoft - A Vision for a Soft Modular Lower Limb Exoskeleton

Ortiz, J,Rocon, E,Power, V,de Eyto, A,O'Sullivan, L,Wirz, M,Bauer, C,Schulein, S,Stadler, KS,Mazzolai, B,Teeuw, WB,Baten, C,Nikamp, C,Buurke, J,Thorsteinsson, F,Muller, J,GonzalezVargas, J,Ibanez, J,ContrerasVidal, JL,VanDerKooij, H,Pons, JL (2017) XoSoft - A Vision for a Soft Modular Lower Limb Exoskeleton. Wearable Robotics: Challenges And Trends :83-88

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2017

The Potential and Acceptance of Exoskeletons in Industry

de Looze, MP,Krause, F,O'Sullivan, LW,GonzalezVargas, J,Ibanez, J,ContrerasVidal, JL,VanDerKooij, H,Pons, JL (2017) The Potential and Acceptance of Exoskeletons in Industry. Wearable Robotics: Challenges And Trends :195-199

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2017

Active Safety Functions for Industrial Lower Body Exoskeletons: Concept and Assessment

Masood, J,Mateos, LA,Ortiz, J,Toxiri, S,O'Sullivan, L,Caldwell, D,GonzalezVargas, J,Ibanez, J,ContrerasVidal, JL,VanDerKooij, H,Pons, JL (2017) Active Safety Functions for Industrial Lower Body Exoskeletons: Concept and Assessment. Wearable Robotics: Challenges And Trends :299-303

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2017

Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation II

O'Sullivan, L. W.; Power, V.; de Eyto, A.; Ortiz, J. (2017) Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation II. :581-585

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2017

Reflex Response Modelling of Exoskeleton-User Interaction

de Kruif, BJ,Schmidhauser, E,Stadler, KS,O'Sullivan, L,Ibanez, J,GonzalezVargas, J,Azorin, JM,Akay, M,Pons, JL (2017) Reflex Response Modelling of Exoskeleton-User Interaction. Wearable Robotics: Challenges And Trends :1085-1089

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2017

User Centered Design and Usability of Bionic Devices

O'Sullivan, LW,Power, V,de Eyto, A,Ortiz, J,Ibanez, J,GonzalezVargas, J,Azorin, JM,Akay, M,Pons, JL (2017) User Centered Design and Usability of Bionic Devices. Wearable Robotics: Challenges And Trends :581-585

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2016

ACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Power V.;Schülein S.;Mueller J.;O'Sullivan L.;Nikamp C.;Ortiz J.;De Eyto A.;Bauer C. (2016) ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. Acm International Conference Proceeding Series

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2016

ACM International Conference Proceeding Series

De Kruif B.;O'Sullivan L.;Schmidhauser E.;Stadler K. (2016) ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. Acm International Conference Proceeding Series

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2016

9th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments

Power,V;O'Sullivan,L;deEyto,A;Shulen,S;et Al (2016) 9th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments.

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2015

Safety and risk management in designing for the lifecycle of an exoskeleton: A novel process developed in the Robo-Mate project

van der Vorm, J,Nugent, R,O'Sullivan, L,Ahram, T,Karwowski, W,Schmorrow, D (2015) Safety and risk management in designing for the lifecycle of an exoskeleton: A novel process developed in the Robo-Mate project. 6th International Conference On Applied Human Factors And Ergonomics (Ahfe 2015) And The Affiliated Conferences, Ahfe 2015 :1410-1417

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2015

End user needs elicitation for a full-body exoskeleton to assist the elderly

O'Sullivan, L,Power, V,Virk, G,Masud, N,Haider, U,Christensen, S,Bai, SP,Cuypers, L,D'Have, M,KristlVoncke,Ahram, T,Karwowski, W,Schmorrow, D (2015) End user needs elicitation for a full-body exoskeleton to assist the elderly. 6th International Conference On Applied Human Factors And Ergonomics (Ahfe 2015) And The Affiliated Conferences, Ahfe 2015 :1403-1409

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2015

Standards for the safety of exoskeletons used by industrial workers performing manual handling activities: A contribution from the Robo-Mate project to their future development

O'Sullivan, L,Nugent, R,van der Vorm, J,Ahram, T,Karwowski, W,Schmorrow, D (2015) Standards for the safety of exoskeletons used by industrial workers performing manual handling activities: A contribution from the Robo-Mate project to their future development. 6th International Conference On Applied Human Factors And Ergonomics (Ahfe 2015) And The Affiliated Conferences, Ahfe 2015 :1418-1425

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2014

HIGH VALUE MANUFACTURING: ADVANCED RESEARCH IN VIRTUAL AND RAPID PROTOTYPING

O'Sullivan, KJ,Kiernan, L,O'Sullivan, L,Canavan, E,Bartolo, PJD,DeLemos, ACS,Pereira, AMH,Mateus, AJD,Ramos, C,DosSantos, C,Oliveira, D,Pinto, E,Craveiro, F,Bartolo, H,Almeia, HD,Sousa I,Matias, JM,Durao, L,Gaspar, M,Alves, NMF,Carreira, P,Ferreira, T,Marques, T (2014) HIGH VALUE MANUFACTURING: ADVANCED RESEARCH IN VIRTUAL AND RAPID PROTOTYPING. High Value Manufacturing: Advanced Research In Virtual And Rapid Prototyping :155-158

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2014

VOCATIONAL ERGONOMICS SKILLS IN HUMAN ROBOT COLLABORATION

O'Sullivan, LW,Chova, LG,Martinez, AL,Torres, IC (2014) VOCATIONAL ERGONOMICS SKILLS IN HUMAN ROBOT COLLABORATION. Edulearn14: 6th International Conference On Education And New Learning Technologies :1370-1373

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2014

High Value Manufacturing: Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Advanced Research and Rapid Prototyping, VR@P 2013

O'Sullivan K.;Kiernan L.;O'Sullivan L.;Canavan E. (2014) High Value Manufacturing: Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Advanced Research and Rapid Prototyping, VR@P 2013. :155-158

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2011

INTED2011: 5TH INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

Jackson, A,O'Sullivan, L,Chova, LG,Torres, IC,Martinez, AL (2011) INTED2011: 5TH INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE. Inted2011: 5th International Technology, Education And Development Conference :609-618

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2011

Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2011

Finneran A.;O'Sullivan L. (2011) Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2011. Contemporary Ergonomics And Human Factors 2011 :261-268

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2011

AN ERGONOMIC PERFORMANCE PREDICTION MODEL (ERGO PRO-PREDICT)

Finneran, A,O'Sullivan, LW,Anderson, M (2011) AN ERGONOMIC PERFORMANCE PREDICTION MODEL (ERGO PRO-PREDICT). Contemporary Ergonomics And Human Factors 2011 :261-268

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2010

9th European Conference on eLearning 2010, ECEL 2010

Jackson A.;O'Sullivan L. (2010) 9th European Conference on eLearning 2010, ECEL 2010. :248-258

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2010

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 9TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON E-LEARNING, VOL 1

Jackson, A,O'Sullivan, L,Escudeiro, P (2010) PROCEEDINGS OF THE 9TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON E-LEARNING, VOL 1. Proceedings Of The 9th European Conference On E-Learning, Vol 1 :247-257

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2009

MACP Conference

O'Sullivan, K; Galleotti, L; Dankaerts, W; O'Sullivan, P; O'Sullivan, L (2009) MACP Conference. :S231-

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2008

MSD prevalence and psychological risk exposure in Irish industry

Collins, M.J., O'Sullivan, L., and Waldmann, T. (2008) MSD prevalence and psychological risk exposure in Irish industry. Irish Ergonomics Review

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2008

Health Medicine

Waldmann T, O'Sullivan, L and Timlin,T (2008) Health Medicine.

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2007

Contemporary Ergonomics 2007

O'Sullivan L.;Deeney C. (2007) Contemporary Ergonomics 2007. :389-394

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2007

PREMUS: Prevention of Musuloskeletal Disorders

Collins, J. and O¿Sullivan, L.W. (2007) PREMUS: Prevention of Musuloskeletal Disorders. :204-205

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2007

PREMUS: Prevention of Musuloskeletal Disorders

Deeney, C. and O¿Sullivan, L.W., (2007) PREMUS: Prevention of Musuloskeletal Disorders. :203-204

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2007

PREMUS: Prevention of Musuloskeletal Disorders

Finneran, A. and O¿Sullivan, L.W., (2007) PREMUS: Prevention of Musuloskeletal Disorders. :92-93

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2007

World Physical Therapy

O¿Brien, A. and O¿Sullivan, L.W., (2007) World Physical Therapy.

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2007

CONTEMPORARY ERGONOMICS 2007

OSullivan, L; Deeney, C (2007) CONTEMPORARY ERGONOMICS 2007. :389-394

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2007

Ergonomics Society Annual Conference

O¿Sullivan, L.W., and Deeney, C., 2007, (2007) Ergonomics Society Annual Conference. :389-394

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2006

Irish Psychological Society

Waldmann, T., O¿Sullivan L., and Timlin (2006) Irish Psychological Society.

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2006

Irish Manufacturing Conference

O'Sullivan, L. and Deeney, C., (2006) Irish Manufacturing Conference. :83-90

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2006

Irish Manufacturing Conference

Finneran, A. and O¿Sullivan, L.W., (2006) Irish Manufacturing Conference. :91-96

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2006

Irish Manufacturing Conference

O'Sullivan, L., and Deeney, C. (2006) Irish Manufacturing Conference. :105-112

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2006

Irish Manufacturing Conference

Finneran, A. and O�Sullivan, L.W., (2006) Irish Manufacturing Conference. :97-103-

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2006

IEA Triennial Congress, ISSN 0003-69870.

O¿Sullivan L, W. and Timlin, T, (2006) IEA Triennial Congress, ISSN 0003-69870.. :*-*

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2005

Irish Ergonomics Review 2005

O¿Brien, A. and O¿Sullivan L.W., (2005) Irish Ergonomics Review 2005. :24-31

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2005

IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology

O'Sullivan L.;Gallwey T. (2005) IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. :173-183

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2005

INTEGRATING HUMAN ASPECTS IN PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

OSullivan, L; Gallwey, T (2005) INTEGRATING HUMAN ASPECTS IN PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT. :173-183

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2005

EUMASS Congress

O¿Sullivan, L., Timlin, T. and Wadlmann, T., (2005) EUMASS Congress. :*-*

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2005

Irish Ergonomics Review 2005

Timlin, T and O�Sullivan L.W., (2005) Irish Ergonomics Review 2005. :32-43

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2004

Irish Manufacturing Conference 21

Clancy, P. and O¿Sullivan, L.W., 2004 (2004) Irish Manufacturing Conference 21. :683-691

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2004

Proceedings of Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing And Hybrid Automation: HAAMAHA 2004

O¿Sullivan, L.W. and Clancy (2004) Proceedings of Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing And Hybrid Automation: HAAMAHA 2004. :206-216

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2004

APERGO 2004

O¿Sullivan, L.W. and Gallwey, T.J., (2004) APERGO 2004. :CD ROM-*

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2004

Proceedings of Prevention of Workrelated Musculoskeletal Disorders: PREMUS 2004

Khan, A.A., Gallwey, T.J. and O¿Sullivan, L.W., (2004) Proceedings of Prevention of Workrelated Musculoskeletal Disorders: PREMUS 2004. :475-476

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2003

Irish Ergonomics Review

Khan, A., Gallwey, T. and O¿Sullivan, L.W (2003) Irish Ergonomics Review. :7-12

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2003

International Annual Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference

Khan, A., Gallwey, T. and O¿Sullivan, L.W (2003) International Annual Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference. :391-394

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2003

Computers in Industrial Engineering

O¿Sullivan, L.W. and Gallwey, T.J (2003) Computers in Industrial Engineering. :218-223

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2003

Irish Ergonomics Review

O¿Shea, J., Gaughran, W. and O¿Sullivan, L.W., (2003) Irish Ergonomics Review. :25-30

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2003

Human Aspects in Advance Manufacturing And Hybrid Automation

O¿Sullivan, L.W., Gallwey, T.J. and Kennedy, E (2003) Human Aspects in Advance Manufacturing And Hybrid Automation. :81-93

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2003

Irish Ergonomics Review

O¿Herlihy, E., Gaughran, W., and O¿Sullivan, L.W (2003) Irish Ergonomics Review. :19-24

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2003

Irish Ergonomics Review

Mukhopadhyay, P., Gallwey, T. and O¿Sullivan, L.W (2003) Irish Ergonomics Review. :13-18

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2003

QUALITY OF WORK AND PRODUCTS IN ENTERPRISES OF THE FUTURE

Mukhopadhyay, P; Gallwey, TJ; OSullivan, L (2003) QUALITY OF WORK AND PRODUCTS IN ENTERPRISES OF THE FUTURE. :395-398

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2003

QUALITY OF WORK AND PRODUCTS IN ENTERPRISES OF THE FUTURE

Khan, AA; Gallwey, TJ; OSullivan, L (2003) QUALITY OF WORK AND PRODUCTS IN ENTERPRISES OF THE FUTURE. :391-394

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2003

International Annual Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference

Mukhopadhyay, P., Gallwey, T. and O¿Sullivan, L.W (2003) International Annual Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference. :395-398

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2002

2nd International Conference on Occupational Risk Prevention

O¿Sullivan, L.W. and Gallwey. T.J (2002) 2nd International Conference on Occupational Risk Prevention. :*-*

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2002

Ergonomics Society Annual Conference

O¿Sullivan, L.W. and Gallwey. T.J (2002) Ergonomics Society Annual Conference. :122-127

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2002

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Conference

O¿Sullivan, L.W. and Gallwey. T.J (2002) Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Conference. :*-*

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2001

Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

O'Sullivan L.;Gallwey T. (2001) Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. :1128-1132

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2001

Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

O'Sullivan L.W., Gallwey T.J. (2001) Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. :1128-1132

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2001

Ergonomics Society Annual Conference

O¿Sullivan, L.W. and Gallwey. T.J., (2001) Ergonomics Society Annual Conference. :79-83

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2001

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Conference

O¿Sullivan, L.W. and Gallwey. T.J (2001) Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Conference. :*-*

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2000

Ergonomics Society Annual Conference

O¿Sullivan, L.W. and Gallwey. T.J (2000) Ergonomics Society Annual Conference. :44-48

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2000

Ergonomica no Gestao pela Qualidade (Quality in Ergonomics)

O¿Sullivan, L.W. and Gallwey. T.J (2000) Ergonomica no Gestao pela Qualidade (Quality in Ergonomics). :*-*

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2000

MSD 2000 Managing workplace injuries: an ergonomic approach

O¿Sullivan, L.W. and Gallwey. T.J (2000) MSD 2000 Managing workplace injuries: an ergonomic approach. :*-*

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1999

Contemporary Ergonomics, Proceeding of the Ergonomics Society Annual Conference

O¿Sullivan, L.W. and Gallwey. T.J (1999) Contemporary Ergonomics, Proceeding of the Ergonomics Society Annual Conference. :*-*

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1999

International Conference on Computer-Aided Ergonomics and Safety

O¿Sullivan, L.W. Gallwey, T.J (1999) International Conference on Computer-Aided Ergonomics and Safety. :*-*

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1999

15th International Conference on Production Research

O¿Sullivan, L.W. and Gallwey, T.J (1999) 15th International Conference on Production Research. :1059-1062

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Conference Contributions

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Published Reports

1999

ECOS: Evaluation of controller suites.

Cooke, M; Rognin, L; Fernstrom, M; Bannon, L; O'Sullivan, L (1999) ECOS: Evaluation of controller suites.. Limerick : University of Limerick

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Editorials

2018

Technology Acceptance and User-Centred Design of Assistive Exoskeletons for Older Adults: A Commentary

Shore, L;PowerI, V;de Eyto, A;O'Sullivan, LW (2018) Technology Acceptance and User-Centred Design of Assistive Exoskeletons for Older Adults: A Commentary. BASEL : MDPI ROBOTICS

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Book Reviews

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Other Publications

2014

The effect of manual handling training on achieving training transfer, employee's behaviour change and subsequent reduction of work-related musculoskeletal disorders: a systematic review

Hogan, DAM,Greiner, BA,O'Sullivan, L (2014) The effect of manual handling training on achieving training transfer, employee's behaviour change and subsequent reduction of work-related musculoskeletal disorders: a systematic review. Ergonomics :93-107

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2009

Irish Ergonomics Review 2009

O'Sullivan, L (2009) Irish Ergonomics Review 2009.

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2008

Irish Ergonomcis Review 2008

O'Sullivan, L (2008) Irish Ergonomcis Review 2008.

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2007

Irish Ergonomics Review 2007

O'Sullivan, L (2007) Irish Ergonomics Review 2007.

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2006

Irish Ergonomics Review

O'Sullivan, LW; Chan, S (2006) Irish Ergonomics Review.

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2004

Irish Ergonomics Review 2004

O'Sullivan, LW; Chan, S (2004) Irish Ergonomics Review 2004.

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2003

Irish Ergonomics Review 2003

O'Sullivan, L (2003) Irish Ergonomics Review 2003.

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2002

Irish Ergonomics Review 2002

Galway, TJ; Waldmann, T; O'Sullivan, LW (2002) Irish Ergonomics Review 2002.

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