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Latest Ergonomics Stories

2012-12-16 05:01:29

We've Got Your Back, a back store in Los Gatos for ergonomic seating, is featuring healthy gift specials. Los Gatos, CA (PRWEB) December 15, 2012 We've Got Your Back is currently offering healthy gift specials to combat the sweets and the stress of family gatherings. Such healthy gift options include the HT 1360 CirQlation® Foot-and-Calf Massager® Elite, which can provide daily foot and calf massages. The Los Gatos fitness training and back store is featuring a $100 discount on this...

2012-12-12 05:19:58

The Pittsburgh-based office furniture retail company, Office Chairs Unlimited, has published an infographic to illustrate proper office ergonomics and provide some key features to look for when deciding on an office chair. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) December 11, 2012 For the standard 9-5 office worker, sitting in the right chair can make a huge impact on the individual´s overall health and comfort. With new research constantly coming out about the dangers of sitting stationary for too...

2012-12-03 21:00:38

As U.S. health care goes high tech, spurred by $20 billion in federal stimulus incentives, the widespread adoption of electronic medical records and related digital technologies is predicted to reduce errors and lower costs — but it is also likely to significantly boost musculoskeletal injuries among doctors and nurses, concludes a Cornell University ergonomics professor in two new papers. The repetitive strain injuries, he said, will stem from poor office layouts and improper use of...

2012-11-15 08:39:32

STOCKHOLM, November 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the release of its Mini Keyboard [http://www.penclic.se/penclic-mini-keyboard ], Penclic, the Swedish company best known for its ergonomic re-think of the computer mouse, goes on to address the second most important cause for computer-related injuries: poor keyboard design. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/58645-new-penclic-mini-keyboard Injuries caused by...

2012-11-09 12:26:08

NORTHBROOK, Ill. and CONCORD, Mass., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UL, a world leader in advancing safety, announced today the acquisition of Wiklund Research & Design, Inc., one of North America's leading providers of human factors engineering (HFE) to the life and health sector. The addition positions UL to fully support medical and diagnostic device manufacturers as a single, trusted source of conformance and certification services across the entire product lifecycle. Wiklund...

2012-11-02 15:23:15

GREEN BAY, Wis., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Taxation, healthcare and national debt may be on the minds of millions of Americans getting ready to vote. But there's one issue that's been "taxing" the backs of America's workforce for far too long--sitting. And contract furniture manufacturer KI is rising to the occasion this election day by inviting all Americans to take a stand--literally--to emphasize the growing importance of ergonomics and on-the-job movement in the workplace. (Photo:...

2012-10-29 07:26:09

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hoggan Scientific is currently showcasing its new ergoFET force evaluation device, which has been updated with additional measurement information to improve data collection for ergonomic and engineering assessments. The company, available at http://www.HogganHealth.net, offers a variety of industrial and medical diagnostic tools that are used by government institutions, corporations, and medical centers worldwide. (Logo:...

2012-10-23 07:30:08

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 18th Annual National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition (ErgoExpo), the largest ergonomics event in the nation, will be held at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Dec. 4 - 7, 2012. The Expo is already larger than last year, and with over six weeks to go before the show, this year's event is on track to be the largest since the start of the recession in 2008. Exhibitors include: AliMed, Contour Design, Darcor Casters, ErgoGenesis, Fellowes, Focal Upright...

2012-10-07 22:20:31

NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CogniFit, a leading developer of online brain training and cognitive programs announces the release of a new cognitive training application "Tennis Focus" to its online platform. The tasks of the Tennis Focus application are developed in 3D, train a large variety of cognitive skills such as focus, visual perception, visual scanning and eye-hand coordination. The CogniFit brain fitness platform offers a number of applications covering a large range of...

2012-10-04 02:27:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A pilot study conducted by researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia, found that using an Ergotron WorkFit Sit-Stand Workstation that allowed workers to either sit or stand reduced on-the-job sitting time by more than 27 percent. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121004/CL86410 ) Released in the September issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and reported in the Wall Street Journal, the pilot intervention...