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The Human Exo-skeleton…coming soon?

While cruising Netflix for something decent to watch with my teens, I came across a “TED Talk” on the topic of exoskeletons. (See http://www.ted.com/talks/eythor_bender_demos_human_exoskeletons.html). Researcher Eythor Bender of Berkeley Bionics presented the technology behind a robotic suit, that has been developed for military and adaptive purposes. A soldier appeared on stage to demonstrate how he […]
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10 steps to a better office

A full office ergo assessment considers over 50 different criteria. These are our “top 10” tips. Consult your ergonomist for further assistance as needed, or join us on October 24th for our one-day office ergo workshop! 1. Adjust your backrest so the curve in the backrest fits the curve in your back. 2. Adjust the […]
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Touchscreen PCs

With new technology presented to us on almost a daily basis, it can sometimes feel overwhelming to keep up. We’ve evolved from the days of dial-up internet and brick-sized cell phones to our current hi-speed tablet and sleek smartphone world. There’s a shortcut and app for just about everything. The way we interact with our […]
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Ergonomics and Work System Design – May 24 Webinar Highlights

Studies show that the longer a company waits to implement ergonomic interventions, the more costly it becomes (Miles & Swift, 1998). By 20% of the way into the design process, typically 80% of the resources have been allocated; trying to influence a design at this stage is more difficult and more expensive. (But not as […]
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Garden, biomechanically!

April showers bring May flowers! Many of us will be out in our gardens this month, digging, raking, hoeing, mowing, seeding, planting, fertilizing, watering, weeding, trimming, and pruning. Whew – sounds like a lot of work! Gardening is an enjoyable way to be outdoors, but the demands involve: awkward postures (bent backs, crouching, squatting) high […]
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