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ErgoExpo 2019 Keynotes
OPENING KEYNOTE Comfort in Context: Design Implications for the Future of Seating
After walking in a forest, your stress hormones are lower compared
with walking in a city. After sitting on a wooden stool, your office chair
may seem much softer than after you’ve been sitting on a couch.
These are examples of how the environment influences our behavior.
Dr. Vink will use examples of ergonomic design considerations
that have been used for projects done on car seats with BMW, on
aircraft seats with Zodiac aerospace and on office seats with Ahrend
to demonstrate the practical implications of this knowledge for the
design and testing of ergonomic seating, and how ergonomic practitioners
can implement these strategies in the workplace.
The Human-Machine Relationship in the 21st Century
A new relationship between humans and machines is emerging.
It is a much more collaborative relationship thanks to the entry
of robotic devices working alongside human workers. What are
the practical benefits and risks of this emerging human-robotic
relationship? Dr. Howard will explore the emerging field of occupational
robotics and how it will affect the daily life of the practicing
Building an Ergonomics Program at Wegmans
Dr. Laurie will speak on her experiences, success and challenges
at Wegmans, specifically focusing on moving its ergonomics
program from a reactive to a proactive approach, discussing her
efforts to incorporate scientific methods, use of EHS design reviews
and design standards, and proactive risk assessments to support
recommended design changes. She will explain the company’s Prevention
through Design strategy, intended to design out risk in the
workplace at the new and remodel stage, and offer a look into the
future with the incorporation of 3D ergonomic modeling within the
development group’s building information modeling (BIM) process.
You-ser Centered Workplace Design
Ergonomics often stresses employees’ microenvironments, but a
major influence on our performance and well-being has to do with
the environments we occupy on a daily basis. Mr. Nou will demonstrate
the cognitive and emotional impacts of the spaces we occupy
and the products we use, and explain how ergonomists can quantify
the financial impacts of environmental and product changes in the
workplace. Good ergonomic design must focus on how someone
actually uses something, where it is being used and who the user is.
Only then can we design products that are easier to use and more
satisfying, and that ultimately create better experiences.