Rosinox gives modular cooking suite an ergonomic makeover

Originally posted: April 13, 2021. Written by: Andrew Seymour Rosinox has reengineered its Rosichef Signature 900 modular cooking range in a move that it says will offer chefs even more flexibility, efficiency and performance. The new line of cooking appliances, which is exclusively available in the UK through Jestic Foodservice Solutions, combines technological innovation and Read more about Rosinox gives modular cooking suite an ergonomic makeover[…]

How Ergonomic Tools Can Benefit Home Gardeners

Originally posted: June 21, 2021 Gardening is a rewarding activity that has been found to provide a host of benefits beyond ensuring readily available access to fresh fruits, vegetables and awe-inspiring blooms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says many gardening tasks qualify as light to moderate exercise, which means raking the leaves and Read more about How Ergonomic Tools Can Benefit Home Gardeners[…]

The Time to Combat Radiologic Technologist Burnout is Now

Originally posted April 7, 2021. Written by Rob Fabrizio. Four ways imaging vendors can help. Heavy lifting, repetitive motions, long hours, skittish patients and demanding physicians. These are just a few of the many challenges radiologic technologists (rad techs) contend with every day. The job is physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding. It’s no surprise, then, Read more about The Time to Combat Radiologic Technologist Burnout is Now[…]

How Ola Strandberg redefined electric guitar ergonomics for a new generation

The guitars built by .strandberg may look unconventional, but they’re designed to be more ergonomic and playable than guitars of the past, says founder Ola Strandberg. Image credit: .strandberg Originally posted February 3, 2022. Written by Jamie Dickson For many people, Sweden is the home of thoughtful, elegant design. From vintage Saab cars to furniture Read more about How Ola Strandberg redefined electric guitar ergonomics for a new generation[…]

Employee Wellness in the Era of Hybrid Work: Ergonomics, Mental Health, and Self-Care

Written by Kevin Lombardo. Originally posted on November 8, 2021 From factory floors and warehouses to offices and homes across the country, the nature of work has evolved significantly in the last couple of years. Research conducted by DORN Companies indicates that employers are noticing impacts in the overall health, safety, and wellness of their Read more about Employee Wellness in the Era of Hybrid Work: Ergonomics, Mental Health, and Self-Care[…]

Tuggers, carts and casters: Evolving the wheel for automation

Written by Roberto Michel. Originally posted on October 5, 2021 The move toward automation doesn’t mean a decline in demand for materials handling carts and the casters and wheels found on them. Far from it. In multiple ways, the automation trend is pulling the market for carts and casters right along with it, increasing demand for carts Read more about Tuggers, carts and casters: Evolving the wheel for automation[…]

Increased cognitive demands offset low-back exoskeleton advantages, research finds

Written by Alleynah Cofas, Texas A&M University. Originally posted on October 28, 2021 In manufacturing, work-related lower-back injuries from lifting and handling heavy objects account for approximately $100 billion in medical bills annually in the United States, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Although novel ergonomic interventions such as industrial exoskeletons have Read more about Increased cognitive demands offset low-back exoskeleton advantages, research finds[…]

How bad “cognitive ergonomics” can drain doctors’ brainpower

Written by Tanya Albert Henry. Originally posted on August 16, 2021 Think of the brain as a car with a finite amount of fuel available to function optimally. An excessive workload can drain what it takes for your brain to run properly. So too can having to work in a way that you are constantly switching tasks Read more about How bad “cognitive ergonomics” can drain doctors’ brainpower[…]

Automated doors and hands-free sinks: the little changes we’ll see after COVID-19

2+U building in downtown Seattle, WA. Photo by Brian Miller. Written by Lynn Porter. Originally posted on April 17, 2020. Landscape architect Karen Kiest said she expects the 6-feet-away mandate of the COVID-19 pandemic will impact Americans even when it’s gone. “We’re never going to forget social distancing,” said Kiest, who owns Seattle-based Karen Kiest Landscape Read more about Automated doors and hands-free sinks: the little changes we’ll see after COVID-19[…]

UTEP Study to Target Work-Related Injuries

Gabriel Ibarra-Mejia, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of public health sciences at UTEP, has received a grant to identify strategies to prevent upper extremity disorders in the workplace, such as tennis elbow, which occur when tendons degenerate or wear out from long-term overuse. Funded by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Ibarra-Mejia will Read more about UTEP Study to Target Work-Related Injuries[…]