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Check it out – Ergonomics and Cashiers

Do you ever worry about the demands of the cashier who has to handle every item that you eat in a week? We do. And not just because we’ve been hired to! So do academics, apparently. Researchers from the Universities of Waterloo, Laurentian, and Arizona State recently published a paper in the International Journal of Industrial […]
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Lighting the way to safe, effective paths

Josie has been spending a lot of time in hardware stores lately, and she came across this item in the lighting aisle (https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.br30-led-flood-smartbulb-arctic-white.1000854380.html) that she wanted to share. Remember the “clap on, clap off” lights? This is even better! (If these new light bulbs are advertised on TV, I apologise for the repeat here….not much TV in […]
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Universal design: Food for thought

Have you ever bought a package of “easy-open” food product that wasn’t “easy” at all? Universal design (UD) refers to ideas that are “meant to produce buildings, products and environments that are inherently accessible to older people, people without disabilities, and people with disabilities”. Ergonomics refers to designing work for people, so clearly there is […]
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