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Ehsan Rashedi

Assistant Professor

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Ergonomics/Human Factors

585-475-7260
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Ehsan Rashedi

Assistant Professor

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Ergonomics/Human Factors

Education

BS, MS, Sharif University of Technology (Iran); MS, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Bio

Dr. Ehsan Rashedi is director of Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics Laboratory in Industrial and Systems Engineering Department. His research interests include both theoretical and application-oriented research topics, covering several aspects within the fields of ergonomics, biomechanics, work physiology, safety, and rehabilitation.

Dr. Rashedi received his B.S. and first M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. He then moved to the U.S., and completed his second M.S. degree and his Ph.D. degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. Prior to coming to RIT, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Virginia Tech, where he conducted research on exoskeletons, human gait and muscle fatigue, textile sensors, and head-worn display technologies. Ehsan’s work appeared in several journals including Ergonomics, Journal of Biomechanics, Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation, Journal of Engineering in Medicine, Journal of Research in Rehabilitation Sciences, PLoS ONE, and Safety Science.

Selected Publications

Rashedi, E, & Nussbaum, MA. (2016) Cycle time influences the development of muscle fatigue at low to moderate levels of intermittent muscle contraction. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 28:37-45.

Eskandari, AH, Sedaghat-Nejad, E, Rashedi, E, Sedighi, A, Arjmand, N, & Parnianpour, M. (2016) The effect of parameters of equilibrium-based 3-D biomechanical models on extracted muscle synergies during isometric lumbar exertion. Journal of Biomechanics 49(6):967-973.

Alabdulkarim, S, Nussbaum, MA, Rashedi, E, Kim, S, Agnew, MJ, & Gardner, R. (2016) Impact of Task Design on Task Performance and Injury Risk: Case Study of a Simulated Drilling Task. Ergonomics DOI:10.1080/00140139.2016.1217354.

Rashedi, E, & Nussbaum, MA. (2015) Mathematical Models of Localized Muscle Fatigue: Sensitivity Analysis and Assessment of Two Occupationally-Relevant Models. PLoS ONE 10(12):e0143872.

Azadeh-Fard, N, Schuh, A, Rashedi, E, & Camelio, JA. (2015) Risk assessment of occupational injuries using Accident Severity Grade. Safety Science 76(0):160-167.

Rashedi, E, Kim, S, Nussbaum, MA, & Agnew, M. (2014) Ergonomic evaluation of a wearable assistive device for overhead work. Ergonomics 57(12):1864-1874.

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Published Conference Proceedings
Karvekar, Swapnali, Masoud Abdollahi, and Ehsan Rashedi. "A Data-Driven Model to Identify Fatigue Level Based on the Motion Data from a Smartphone." Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE Western New York Image and Signal Processing. Ed. IEEE. Rochester, NY: n.p., Web.
Rashedi, Ehsan, et al. "Classification of LBP Patients Using an IMU Signal and Machine Learning Approaches." Proceedings of the American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting. Ed. ASB. Calgary, Canada: n.p., Web.
Katawala, Kavish, et al. "Effects of Slip and Trip on Low Back and the Resulting Lumbar Muscle Activity, Low Back Loads." Proceedings of the Institute of Industrial Engineering Annual Conference and Expo. Ed. IISE. Orlando, FL: n.p., Web.
Luster, Maya, Rahul Soangra, and Ehsan Rashedi. "Effect of Back Fatigue on Gait and Propensity of Slip." Proceedings of the Institute of Industrial Engineering Annual Conference and Expo. Ed. IISE. Orlando, FL: n.p., Web.
Shaik, Abdul and Ehsan Rashedi. "Effects of Exertion Variability on the FDI Muscle Fatigue during Intermittent Contractions." Proceedings of the Institute of Industrial Engineering Annual Conference and Expo. Ed. IISE. Orlando, FL: n.p., Web.
Jadeja, Sid and Ehsan Rashedi. "Influence of Cognitive Loads on Fatigue Development and Recovery." Proceedings of the Institute of Industrial Engineering Annual Conference and Expo. Ed. IISE. Orlando, FL: n.p., Web.
Alemi, Mehdi, et al. "Assessing Slip and Trip Risk when Wearing Upper-Extremity Exoskeleton." Proceedings of the Proceedings of the American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting. Ed. ASB. Boulder, CO: ASB, 2017. Web.
Esfahani, Mohammad Mokhlespour, et al. "Effects of an Occupational Wearable Assistive Device on Low Back Loads." Proceedings of the Proceedings of the American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting. Ed. ASB. Boulder, CO: ASB, 2017. Web.
Rashedi, Ehsan, et al. "Effects of Plantarflexor Muscle Fatigue on Gait Characteristics." Proceedings of the Proceedings of the American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting. Ed. NA. Raleigh, NC: n.p., Print.
Rashedi, Ehsan and Maury A. Nussbaum. "History Dependency of Muscle Strength Recovery from a Fatiguing Intermittent Task." Proceedings of the Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. Washington DC, Washington DC: SAGE Publications, Web.
Alabdulkarim, Saad, et al. "Impact of Task Design on Productivity and Quality." Proceedings of the Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. Washington DC, Washington DC: SAGE Publications, Web.
Peer Reviewed/Juried Poster Presentation
Karvekar, Swapnali, Masoud Abdollahi, and Ehsan Rashedi. "Smartphone-based Human Fatigue Detection for Daily Activities Using Gait Analysis." Proceedings of the Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics. Ed. AHFE. Washington, DC: n.p..
Journal Paper
Esfahani, Mohammad Iman Mokhlespour, et al. "Sharif-Human movement instrumentation system (SHARIF-HMIS): Development and validation." Medical Engineering & Physics 61. (2018): 87-94. Print.
Kim, Sunwook, et al. "Assessing the influence of a passive, upper extremity exoskeletal vest for tasks requiring arm elevation: Part I – “Expected” effects on discomfort, shoulder muscle activity, and work task performance." Applied Ergonomics 70. (2018): 315-322. Print.
Kim, Sunwook, et al. "Assessing the influence of a passive, upper extremity exoskeletal vest for tasks requiring arm elevation: Part II – “Unexpected” effects on shoulder motion, balance, and spine loading." Applied Ergonomics 70. (2018): 323-330. Print.
Soangra, Rahul, Hema Bhatt, and Ehsan Rashedi. "Effects of load carriage and surface inclination on linear and non-linear postural variability." Safety Science 110. (2018): 427-437. Print.
Ehsani, Hossein, et al. "The influence of mechanical vibration on local and central balance control." Journal of Biomechanics 71. (2018): 59-66. Print.
Rashedi, Ehsan and Maury A. Nussbaum. "Quantifying the History Dependency of Muscle Recovery From A Fatiguing Intermittent Task." Journal of Biomechanics 51. (2017): 26-31. Print.
Esfahani, Mohammad Mokhlespour, et al. "Trunk Motion System (TMS) Using Printed Body Worn Sensor (BWS) via Data Fusion Approach." Sensors 17. 1 (2017): 1-16. Print.
Alabdulkarim, Saad, et al. "Impact of Task Design on Task Performance and Injury Risk: Case Study of A Simulated Drilling Task." Ergonomics 60. 6 (2017): 851-866. Print.
Rashedi, Ehsan and Maury A. Nussbaum. "Cycle Time Influences the Development of Muscle Fatigue at Low to Moderate Levels of Intermittent Muscle Contraction." Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 28. (2016): 37-45. Web.
Eskandari, Amirhossein, et al. "The Effect of Parameters of Equilibrium-based 3-D Biomechanical Models on Extracted Muscle Synergies During Isometric Lumbar Exertion." Journal of Biomechanics 49. 6 (2016): 967-973. Web.
Alabdulkarim, Saad, et al. "Impact of Task Design on Task Performance and Injury Risk: Case Study of a Simulated Drilling Task." Ergonomics. (2016): 1-16. Web.

Currently Teaching

ISEE-730
3 Credits
Students collect data in the lab and conduct the data analysis using MATLAB software. Topics include skeletal anatomy and mechanics, muscle anatomy and mechanics, theory and application of electromyography, motion and force measuring equipment and techniques, human locomotion, balance and falls, inverse dynamics modeling of the human body, and current topics in musculoskeletal biomechanics research
ISEE-330
4 Credits
This course covers the physical and cognitive aspects of human performance to enable students to design work places, procedures, products and processes that are consistent with human capabilities and limitations. Principles of physical work and human anthropometry are studied to enable the student to systematically design work places, processes, and systems that are consistent with human capabilities and limitations. In addition, the human information processing capabilities are studied, which includes the human sensory, memory, attention and cognitive processes; display and control design principles; as well as human computer interface design.
ISEE-732
3 Credits
Acquaints students with practical aspects of safety engineering. Students acquire a working knowledge of legal and technical aspects of safety. Focuses on a systems approach to safety engineering. Topics include Workers Compensation, OSHA, Consumer Product Safety Commission, NIOSH Guidelines and various hazard analysis and utilization techniques. Students also are exposed to various theories of accident causation, research methodology and ways of evaluating safety programs and related research.
ISEE-731
3 Credits
Advanced topics are selected based on current ergonomic and human factors issues and interests of students. Course is taught using a seminar format. Students are required to select, read, and discuss scientific literature relevant to the fields of human factors and ergonomics.

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