Funded Research

Research and Grants (PI, 2010 – present)

Collaborative research and user experience, DO6, DO5, and DO3, (National Security Agency, Laboratory for Analytic Sciences), 2014-16

Dish Care User Experience (Bosch Home Appliances), 2015-16

Breast Simulator Project, Phase 1 &2 (Hanesbrands, Inc), 2016-16

Impressions From Tape (Eastman Chemical Company), 2015

Design of Simple Smart Self-Injection (BD Technologies), 2014-15

Development of novel intimate apparel closures and adjusters (Hanesbrands, Inc), 2014

Not available for public (Eastman Chemical Company), 2013

Understanding the Use of Packaging Systems For Cold Chain Pharmaceuticals (Eastman Chemical Company), 2013

Comfort Vests, Sponsored by Concurrent Technology Corporation (Prime, Dept of Defense), 2012-13

Designing musculoskeletal disorder interventions for imaging technologist, Sponsored by Ohio State University (Prime, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health), 2008-2011

Human Scale: Ergonomic lighting assessment (Humanscale), 2010-2011

Accessible and Universal Housing Technical Support for North Carolina (NC Department of Health & Human Services), 2009-2011

Past Projects

Title Principal Investigator Sponsor
Ergonomics Research Packaging Evaluation Joines, Sharon MeadWestvaco Corp.
Effect Of Age On Grip Varying Span And Texture Joines, Sharon NCSU Faculty Research & Professional Development Fund
Insulated Cooler Assessment Joines, Sharon California Innovations
Universal Design of Tactile Exhibits with Touch Activated, Descriptive Audio for Aquariums Joines, Sharon RAF Models, Inc (Prime–US Dept. of Education (DED))
Insulated Cooler Assessment Joines, Sharon California Innovations
Office Chair Assessment Joines, Sharon Ergo Genesis
Research Truck Assessment Joines, Sharon NACCO Material Handling Group, Inc.
Using Pressure Sensitive Mapping to Determine Optimum Comfort in Residential Seating Cormier, Denis
Joines, Sharon
Summey, John
Furniture Foundation, Inc. (American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA))
Radiological Technician Ergonomic Intervention Joines, Sharon National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health
Durable Goods Manufacturing Ergonomics Intervention Joines, Sharon Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Effect of age on grip texture Joines, Sharon,  and Wilson, Rachel Ergonomics Center of NC
Effect of age on fatigue and grip varying span Sharon Joines FRPD
Development and testing of an aging simulation suit for the upper extremity Joines, Sharon, Dirani, Sam, Greene, Ben, Stahl, Jessica, and Vercoe, Ashley Center for Universal Design
Development and testing of an obesity simulation suit for the torso and upper extremity Joines, Sharon, and Coleman, Bliss Center for Universal Design
Lab testing, literature and market reviews Joines, Sharon and Vyasateja Rao, VT Ergonomics Center of NC
Lab based evaluation of ergonomics probe rings Joines, Sharon Industrial Design
Lab based testing of radiology tech interventions (breast support, panus support, and probe covers) Joines, Sharon and Kelly Myers Ergonomics Center of NC