The buzz at the morning’s concurrent sessions reflected varied opinions about potential winners of the ErgoCup team categories. Before awarding the cup this morning, the student design competition was spotlighted. Six college teams had 48 hours to assess a grocery store and deliver recommended designs to address the identified problems. The winning team from the University of Memphis did a nice job prototyping a checkout workstation and delivering new concepts in stock shelving.
Chanda Murphy, David Earnest, Jonathan Burlison & Shardae Dawkins
Winners of the ErgoCup:
Training & Education: Honda of America – Marysville, OH, Hands-on ergonomics training for engineers through a series of workstation simulations.
Ergonomist Led Workplace Improvements: Honda of America – Marysville, OH, A compact power assist device was integrated within their material carts to significantly reduce the initial push force requirements
Team Led Workplace Improvements: PPG Aerospace – Huntsville AL, A clamp assist tool was designed to eliminate the repetitive manual clamping of Pony springs to hold parts together while bonding.
Congratulations to all the teams for great work!! See you next year for the 12th edition in Reno.