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Assistant professor’s paper selected as editor’s choice

Assistant Professor Jay Kim’s recent paper, published in the latest issue of Annals of Work Exposures and Health, has been selected as the editor’s choice. “A randomized controlled trial of a truck seat intervention: Part 2 – Associations between whole-body vibration exposures and health outcomes” represents the first randomized controlled trial that showed that reducing whole-body vibration exposure improved low back pain and other musculoskeletal health outcomes among professional truck drivers. This study showed that the intervention group who received innovative, electromagnetic, active-suspension seats experienced a 35 percent reduction in their low back pain compared to baseline measures, whereas the control group who received industry standard, passive air-suspension seats experienced no reduction in low back pain.