Update from Applied Ergonomics Conference
Hello again from AEC! We have arrived at our last day of the conference and as the much anticipated Ergo Cup Winners will be announced, here are a few other ‘winners’ we have seen this week.
AliMed continues to find innovative products. For the mobile office worker; a laptop stand equipped with a keyboard and fan. This offers a distinct advantage over traditional stands that do not provide an external keypad.
In keeping with the underlying theme of this year’s conference, simplicity, AliMed found a clever design of a handheld wedge tool that facilitates raising mattresses to change bed sheets. Originally designed for the healthcare environment, this same product has tremendous potential for application in the hospitality industry. It could also benefit the aging and elderly to help maintain their independence as they change bed sheets at home.
Caterpillar ergonomist Jason Pettit and ergonomics team leader Molly Pistorius have an entire library of “before and after” examples of ergonomic projects implemented over the last year.