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Better Ladders, Better Bodies

A photograph of a student climbing a specially made ladder as part of a ladder study that will help reduce wear on the body.

Daniel Adsit, IOE MSE Student, climbs a specially made ladder as part of a ladder study led by Thomas Armstrong, Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, in the IOE Building on North Campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI on August 9, 2016.

The study hopes to collect data in order to create new and more efficient ladders for fire fighters to use.

Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering, Communications & Marketing