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Andris Freivalds

Lucas Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

216 Leonhard Building

axf@psu.edu

814-863-2361

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Human Factors/Ergonomics, Production, Supply Chain, and Service Systems Engineering

Interest Areas:

Ergonomics, biomechanics, occupational health and safety, human factors

 
 

 

Education

Publications

Books

  • Andris Freivalds, 2013, Niebel's Methods, Standards and Work Design, McGraw-Hill
  • Andris Freivalds, 2011, Biomechanics of the Upper Limbs, Mechanics, Modeling and Musculoskeletal Injuries, CRC Press
  • Andris Freivalds, 2009, Niebel's Methods, Standards and Work Design, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY
  • Andris Freivalds, 2004, Biomechanics of the Upper Limbs, Mechanics, Modeling and Musculoskeletal Injuries, CRC Press

Book Reviews

  • Andris Freivalds, 2014, Stephen Cuastello's "Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics" for CRC Press (459 pp, CRC Press
  • Andris Freivalds, 2011, Designing Displays for Older Adults by Richard Pak and Anne McLaughlin, CRC Press
  • Andris Freivalds, 2011, Usability Testing of Medical Devices by Michael Wiklund, Jonathan Kendler and Allison Y. Strochlic, CRC Press
  • Andris Freivalds, 2011, Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care and Patient Safety, CRC Press
  • Andris Freivalds, 2006, Review of Stanton, N.A.,Walker, G.H., etal, Human Factors Methods, A Practical Guide for Engineering and Design, Ashgate, 2005, pp. p. 829
  • Andris Freivalds, 2006, Review of Krippendorff, K. The Semantic Turn, A New Foundation for Design. Taylor & Francis 2006
  • Andris Freivalds, 2006, Review of Tochihara, Y. and Ohnaka, T., Environmental Ergonomics, The Ergonomics of Human Comfort, Health, and Performance in the Thermal Environment, Elsevier, 2005
  • Andris Freivalds, 2005, Review of R. Bridger's Introduction to Ergonomics, pp. 105-106
  • Andris Freivalds, 2005, Review of M. Kaplan's Cultural Ergonomics, pp. 583-584

Parts of Book

  • Andris Freivalds, 2006, Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremity and Ergonomic Interventions, CRC Press
  • Andris Freivalds, 2006, Methods Engineering, McGraw-Hill
  • Andris Freivalds, 2005, Upper Extremity Analysis - Wrist, CRC Press, pp. 45.1-45.27

Journal Articles

  • Y K Kong,, Andris Freivalds, D M Kim, J Chang, and , , 2016, "Investigation of methods for estimating hand bone dimensions using X-ray hand anthropometric data,", International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 13, pp. 1-13
  • D. Claudio, G. E. Okudan Kremer, W. Bravo-Llerena, Andris Freivalds and Maria Velázquez, 2015, "Perceived Usefulness and Ease of Use of Wearable Sensor-Based Systems in Emergency", IIE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics, 3, pp. 177-187
  • J. Chang, K. Jung, W. Kim, S. K. Moon, Andris Freivalds, T. W. Simpson and S. P. Baik, 2014, "Effects of weight balance on a 3D TV shutter type glasses: Subjective discomfort and physical contact load on the nose", International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 44, pp. 801-809
  • L. S. Rovniak, L. Denlinger, E. Duveneck, C. N. Sciamanna, L. Kong, Andris Freivalds and C. A. Ray, 2014, "Feasibility of using a compact elliptical device to increase energy expenditure during sedentary activities", J. Sci. Med. Sport., 17, (4), pp. 376-380
  • D. Claudio, G. E. Okudan Kremer, W. Bravo-Llerena and Andris Freivalds, 2014, "A dynamic multi-attribute utility theory-based decision support system for patient prioritization in the emergency department", IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, 4, pp. 1-15
  • M. I. Lin, W. A. Groves, Andris Freivalds, E. G. Lee and M. Harper, 2012, "Comparison of artificial neural network (ANN) and partial least squares (PLS) regression models for predicting respiratory ventilation: an exploratory study", European Journal of Applied Physiology, 112, (5), pp. 1603-1611
  • D. Claudio, L. Ricondo, Andris Freivalds and G. E. Okudan, 2012, "Physiological and Descriptive Variables as Predictors for the Emergency Severity Index", IIE Transactions Healthcare Systems Engineering, 12, pp. 131-141
  • S. A. Oyewole, J. M. Haight and Andris Freivalds, 2010, "The ergonomic design of classroom furniture/computer work station for first graders in the elementary school", International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 40, (4), pp. 437-444
  • S. A. Oyewole, J. M. Haight, Andris Freivalds, D. Cannon and L. Rothrock, 2010, "Statistical Evaluation of Safety Intervention Effectiveness and Optimization of Resource Allocation", Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 23, (5), pp. 585-593
  • M. I. Lin, W. A. Groves, Andris Freivalds, L. Lee, E. G. Lee, J. E. Slaven and M. Harper, 2010, "Laboratory evaluation of a physiologic sampling pump (PSP)", Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 12, (7), pp. 1415-1421
  • D. Bauer and Andris Freivalds, 2009, "Backpack load limit recommendation for middle school students based on physiological and psychophysical measurements", Work, 32, pp. 339-350
  • L. Lee, J. Flemmer, E. G. Lee, M. Harper, M. I. Lin, W. Groves, Andris Freivalds and J. Slaven, 2009, "A novel physiologic sampling pump capable of rapid response to breathing", Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 11, pp. 1020-1027
  • Earle-Richardson Giulia, Paul L. Jenkins, David Strogatz, Erin M. Bell, Andris Freivalds, Julie A. Sorensen and John J. May, 2008, "Electromyographic assessment of apple bucket intervention designed to reduce back strain", Ergonomics, 51, (6), pp. 902-919
  • Mi Lin, W. A. Groves, Andris Freivalds, E. Lee, M. Harper, J. E. Slaven and L. Lee, 2008, "Exposure assessment by physiological sampling pump - Prediction of minute ventilation using a portable respiratory inductive plethysmograph (RIP) system", Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 10, pp. 1179-1186
  • B. Kamalkannan, W. Groves and Andris Freivalds, 2007, "Predictive Models for Estimating Metabolic Workload based on Heart Rate and Physical Characteristics", The Journal of Safety, Health and Environmental Research, 4, (1), pp. 1-26
  • Y. Kong, H. Jang and Andris Freivalds, 2006, "Wrist and Tendon Dynamics as Contributory Risk Factors in Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders", Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 16, pp. 83-105
  • G. Earle-Richardson, Andris Freivalds, P. Burdick, P. Jenkins, S. Park, C. Lee and J. May, 2006, "Laboratory Evaluation of Belt Usage with Apple Buckets", American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 49, pp. 23-29
  • Andris Freivalds, S. Park, C. Lee, G. Earle-Richardson, C. Mason and J. J. May, 2006, "Effect of belt/bucket interface in apple harvesting", International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 36, pp. 13-23
  • M. C. Jung, J. M. Haight and Andris Freivalds, 2006, "Luggage-Pulling Task Evaluation by Kinematics and Subjective Ratings", The Journal of Safety, Health and Environmental Research, 3, (1), pp. 1-34
  • M. C. Jung, J. M. Haight and Andris Freivalds, 2005, "Pushing and pulling carts and wheelbarrows", International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 35, pp. 79-89
  • Y. K. Kong, Andris Freivalds and S. E. Kim, 2005, "Evaluation of Hook Handles in a Pulling Task", The International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 11, pp. 301-311
  • I. Gilad, M. Elnekave and Andris Freivalds, 2005, "Long Distance Performance Time Inputs for Global Work Measurement Practice", International Journal of Industrial Engineering, 12, pp. 314-321
  • H. You, Z. Simmons, Andris Freivalds, M. Kothari and S. H. Naidu, 2004, "The Development of a Risk Assessment Model for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Case-Referent Study", Ergonomics, 47, (6), pp. 688-709
  • Y. K. Kong, Andris Freivalds and S. E. Kim, 2004, "Evaluation of handles in a maximum gripping task", Ergonomics, 47, pp. 1350-1364
  • J Cho, Andris Freivalds and L Rovniak, , "Utilizing anthropometric data to improve the usability of desk bikes, and influence of desk bikes on reading and typing performance", Applied Ergonomics, 60

Conference Proceedings

  • E Kim, Ling Rothrock, Andris Freiva andds, , 2016, "The effects of Gamification on engineering lab activities", IEEE
  • Kiseok Sung, Andris Freivalds and Jay Cho, 2016, "Effects of grip span in one-handed thumb interaction with a smartphone: Beyond the thumb's length limitation"
  • Eunsik Kim, Andris Freivalds, Kiseok Sung and Jaehyun Cho, 2015, "Development of Two-Dimensional Biomechanical Modeling of the Thumb for Pipetting", Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Annual Meeting of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 59, pp. 2012-2016
  • Inki Kim, Scarlett Miller and Andris Freivalds, 2014, "Motion analysis as an evaluation framework for eye-hand coordination: A case study in ultrasound-guided catheter insertion", Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, Annual Meeting of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 1A
  • Andris Freivalds and J. Cho, 2014, "Modern methods for time study", IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2014, pp. 3030-3034
  • Kiseok Sun and Andris Freivalds, 2014, "Evaluating Both Physiological and Biomechanical Strains in Women Using Different Hoe Handle Designs", Annual Meeting of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, pp. 1795-1799
  • Andris Freivalds, S. Park, J. Chang and N. Sharkey, 2014, "Grip Force Simulations Using an Instrumented Cadaver Forearm", 5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics AHFE 2014, pp. 7418-7424
  • J. Chang, Andris Freivalds, N. A. Sharkey, Y. K. Kong, H. M. Kim, K. Sung and D. M. Kim, 2014, "Investigation of Triggering Force by the Index Finger for Optimal Trigger Design Using a Cadaver Experiment", Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Annual Meeting of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 58, pp. 1546-1550
  • Joonho Chang, Yong-Ku Kong, Andris Freivalds, Hyun-Sung Kang and Jae Hyun Cho, 2013, "Investigation of relationships between hand surface dimensions and hand bone dimensions", Proceedings of the 57th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society,, Proceedings of the 57th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society,, pp. 948-952
  • Kiseok Sung, Andris Freivalds, Joonho Chang and Yung-Ku Kong, 2013, "Development of the two-dimensional biomechanical hand model for a guitar player", Proceedings of the 57th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society,, Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2013, pp. 1653-1657
  • Andris Freivalds, 2013, "Work Measurement in the 21st Century", Proceedings of the 2013 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference
  • M. H. Yun and Andris Freivalds, 2012, "Multi-media Global Human Factors Distance Education", Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 56, pp. 586-590
  • J. Chang, K. Jung, S. K. Moon, W. Kim, Andris Freivalds, T. W. Simpson and S. P. Baik, 2012, "Determination of Optimal Location of Circuit Board and Battery on 3D Glasses by Considering Nose Load and Subjective Discomfort", Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 56, pp. 1877-1881
  • D. Claudio, G. Okudan and Andris Freivalds, 2011, "A Case Study on How to Implement MAUT in Healthcare", Proceedings of the 61st Annual Conference of the Insitute of Industrial Engineers
  • M. Velazquez, G. E. Okudan Kremer and Andris Freivalds, 2011, "The Effect of Emotion in Perceived Usability of Smart Phones", Proceedings of the 61st Annual Conference of the Insitute of Industrial Engineers
  • D. Claudio, W. Bravo-Llerena, A. Freivalds and Andris Freivalds, 2011, "Waiting in the Emergency Department: Dynamics of Patients' Vital Signs", Proceedings of the 61st Annual Conference of the Insitute of Industrial Engineers
  • J. Chang, Andris Freivalds, J. Hwang and S. K. Moon, 2011, "Design and Assessment of Ergonomics of Hand-Powered Pruning Shears Based on Gender-Specific Operating Strategy", Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 55, pp. 1671-1675
  • J. Chang, Andris Freivalds, J. Hwang and S. K. Moon, 2011, "Determination of Optimal Grip Span Between a Bicycle Handlebar and a Brake Lever by Using a Two-Dimensional Biomechanical Hand Model", Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 55, pp. 1635-1639
  • D. Claudio, M. A. Velazquez, W. Bravo-Llerena, G. E. Okudan and Andris Freivalds, 2010, "Usefulness of Wireless Technologies to Improve Emergency Department's Patient Care", Proceedings of the 2010 Industrial Engineering Research Conference
  • T. Armstrong, D. J. Cochran, P. A. Bleed, J. Lin, Andris Freivalds, R. G. Radwin and D. M. Rempel, 2010, "Hand Tool Ergonomics - Past and Present", Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 54, pp. 1145-1148
  • J. Chang, K. Jung, J. Hwang, Y. Kang, S. Lee and Andris Freivalds, 2010, "Determination of Bicycle Handle Diameters", Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 54, pp. 1790-1793
  • A. M. Yoder, A. M. Adams, E. A. Brensinger, J. Hwang and Andris Freivalds, 2010, "Designing tools and agricultural equipment for women", Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, 7, pp. 5410-541
  • Luciano Ricondo, David Claudio, Andris Freivalds and G. E. Okudan, 2009, "Investigation of Physiological Variables Used for Patient Monitoring in Hospitals", Proceedings of the 2009 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, pp. 639-644
  • David Claudio, Luciano Ricondo, Andris Freivalds and G. E. Okudan, 2009, "Physiological and Descriptive Variables as Predictors for Emergency Severity Index", Proceedings of the 2009 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, pp. 669-674
  • Jordan Shelton, David Claudio, G. E. Okudan and Andris Freivalds, 2009, "Investigating Factors Affecting the Skin and Core Body Temperature Relationship", Proceedings of the 2009 Industrial Engineering Research Conference
  • S. Park, Andris Freivalds, N. Sharkey and B. Lowe, 2009, "A New Device for Measuring Flexor Tendon Forces and Grip Force: A Cadaver Model", Proceedings of the American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting
  • E. Fields, D. Claudio, G. E. Okudan, C. A. Smith and Andris Freivalds, 2009, "Triage Decision Making: Discrepancies in Assigning the Emergency Severity Index", Proceedings of the 2009 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, pp. 699-704
  • Andris Freivalds and J. Hwang, 2009, "Modeling Tendon Forces and Moments While Operating Power Tool Triggers", Proceedings of the 2009 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, pp. 1033-1308
  • Andris Freivalds, S. Park and J. Hwang, 2008, "Comparison of subjective ratings and direct pressures produced by two acupressure wrist bands", Proceedings of the 2008 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, pp. 1033-1038
  • D. Bauer and Andris Freivalds, 2008, "Using Physiological and Psychophysical Measurements to Assess Backpack Loads for Middle School Students", Proceedings of the 2008 Industrial Engineering Research Conference
  • D. Claudio, E. Fields, Andris Freivalds and G. Kremer, 2008, "Sensors in the Emergency Department: Opportunities for Applications in Decision-making", INFORMS Annual Meeting
  • S. Lee and Andris Freivalds, 2007, "Usability Prediction for a Website based on Preference: Investigation using the Lens Model", Proceedings of the 2007 Industrial Engineering Research Conference
  • Andris Freivalds, 2007, "Use of the tablet PC for human factors instruction", Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 51st Annual Meeting
  • Andris Freivalds, S. Park, N. A. Sharkey, Y. K. Kong and B. D. Lowe, 2006, "Measurement of tendon forces while gripping handles", Proceedings of IEA2006: 16th World Congress on Ergonomics
  • Andris Freivalds, S. Park and D. J. Kong, 2004, "Using the PDA as an Educational Tool to Collect Work Measurement Data", Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 48th Annual Meeting, pp. 1021-1024

Other

  • S. A. Oyewole, J. M. Haight and Andris Freivalds, 2009, "A Statistical Technique to Assess Safety Intervention and Resource Allocation Optimization"

Research Projects

  • June 2014 - May 2018, "Scale-neutral Harvest-aid System and Sensor Technologies to Improve," (Sponsor: USDA).
  •   - July 2017, "Development of an Internationalization Option in the Human Factors Program," (Sponsor: Penn State Global Engagement Network Award).
  • April 2014 - February 2016, "Desk-Compatible Elliptical Device: Feasibility Evaluation," (Sponsor: National Institutes of Health).
  • April 2014 - May 2016, "A Modular Assessment Framework for Professional Skills Using a Model of Domain Learning Approach," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • December 2012 - December 2013, "Hazards Analysis of Medical Devices," (Sponsor: Hal and Inge Marcus Fund).
  • April 2011 - March 2012, "Ergonomic Job Redesign," (Sponsor: Kennametal Inc.).
  • April 2011 - March 2012, "Ergonomic Job Redesign," (Sponsor: Case Cutlery).

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Institute of Industrial Engineers, May 2013
  • PSES Premier Teaching Award, COE/PSES, April 2012
  • Lucas Professorship, September 2016

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Chairperson, Chair, Search Committee, October 2016 - March 2017
  • Member, Member, Executive Committee, September 2016 - May 2017
  • , Member, Graduate Council, September 2014 - May 2016
  • , Co-Chair, Graduate Council, Joint Curricular Committee, September 2015 - May 2016
  • Member, IME Executive, September 2014 - May 2015
  • Member, COE, Promotion and Tenure Committee, September 2013 - May 2015
  • Member, Department Head Search, December 2014 - May 2015
  • Member, Graduate Admissions, September 2014 - May 2015
  • Judge, Assist in Parent's weekend, April 2014
  • Member, P&T, September 2012 - May 2013
  • Member, IME Executive, September 2012 - May 2013
  • Member, Graduate Admissions, September 2008 - May 2012
  • Member, Awards, September 2011 - May 2012
  • Judge, Assist in Parent's weekend, April 2011
  • Advisor, Faculty Advisor, Student Chapter Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, January 2011
  • Administrator, Director, Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics Certificate, January 2013
  • Reviewer, Review admissions, Schreyer's Honors College, January 2012
  • Faculty, Grad open house, February 2011
  • Member, IGDP Bioengineering, Faculty Committee, January 2011

Service to External Organizations:

  • Member, Technical Program Board, 5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, July 2013 - August 2014
  • Reviewer, Reviewed paper proposals for ETG, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, March 2011
 


 

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