Applying Engineering to Medical Problems
MERC’s biomedical engineering staff has extensive experience in performing and collaborating on both service delivery and research projects. Our biomechanical engineering team is highly-trained and includes two Certified Professional Ergonomists (CPE). Not only is our team qualified, but our hands-on experience leads to lasting results for employers.
Our team is closely connected to the Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) and the biomechanics laboratory located in the Mercer University School of Engineering. This close relationship gives our researchers access to MUSM and engineering professors as a valuable addition to our biomechanical services. Our services include:
- Ergonomic assessments
- Injury prevention solutions
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Biomechanics Research
Ergonomic Risk Evaluation and Process Improvement
MERC tailors the approach to process evaluation and improvement based on the needs of the customer and the complexity of the process and work environment. From checklists to advanced data capture, MERC has experience identifying and mitigating ergonomic risks in industrial and office settings.
Return to Work and Rehabilitation Engineering
MERC also has extensive experience assisting in returning injured workers to productive employment. One large project for a maintenance facility resulted in a ROI of 78:1. Our experience extends from industrial to office settings. We’ve worked with individual employers, state vocational rehabilitation services, and even in local school districts assisting teachers to accommodate students with disabilities.
Research Leading to Results
MERC has significant experience with capturing motion data in the field or lab using our specialized equipment. We are prepared to assist in projects ranging from removing paint from planes to helping prevent injuries in athletes.
Some of our previous projects include:
- ACL injury mitigation for athletes
- Ergonomic improvement projects with Robins Air Force Base
- Evaluating and reducing fall risks of senior citizens