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2014-07-28 23:10:35

OMICS Group is immensely delighted in announcing the release of the special issue titled “Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders” for the Journal of Ergonomics. This special issue has been released to update readers about the most recent advancements in the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in workplaces and application of ergonomics to prevent them. Henderson, USA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Several renowned scientist from across the globe that contributed their research work to...

A Meaningful Need Arises For Elderly-Based Activity Trackers
2014-06-12 06:28:09

Alan McStravick for redorbit.com - Your Universe online Just a few years ago, as cell phones became more broadly accepted and used, it became clear there was an entire demographic that was being left behind by the mobile trend. Billing itself as the senior cell phone, the Jitterbug was a device with larger buttons and display screen readout without all of the pesky and confusing applications that simply were unnecessary for the older set. For its wont to satisfy the senior demographic, it...

2014-02-12 12:26:25

"This book is a great how-to manual for people who want to bring the benefits of improved user experience to their companies. I've been working with user-centered design for over twenty years, and I found myself circling tips and tricks." - Harley Manning, VP and Research Director, Customer Experience, Forrester Research FAIRFIELD, Iowa, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Human Factors International (HFI) announces the release of Institutionalization of UX: A Step-by-Step Guide to a User...

School Desks Causing Kids Back Pain
2013-09-23 12:15:50

[ Watch The Video: Backpacks Could Lead To Backpain ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As adults around the United States watch with schadenfreude as kids around them settle back into their school-day routines, it may concern them to know that the ergonomics of a child’s school environment are less than optimal. In fact, some kids are suffering physical consequences because of the amount of time they spend sitting at a desk or lifting heavy books. According to a...

2013-08-29 23:26:57

Avansis, Inc. (Avansis), a technology solutions company, is the Prime Contractor leading a team of contractors awarded a Master Ordering of agreement (MOA) with a shared ceiling of $7.4 billion to provide business management, engineering services, and computer systems support to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The contract is one of the multiple awards from the Electronic FAA Accelerated and Simplified Tasks (eFAST) MOA. Alpharetta, Georiga (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 The team is...

2013-03-24 23:01:20

Software company eReflect, developer of such programs as Ultimate Typing, congratulates the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society for holding the 2013 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care and hopes that the event will turn out to be immensely successful. New York City (PRWEB) March 25, 2013 The 2013 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care was held last 10th March to 13th March in Baltimore, Maryland aimed to establishing best...

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...

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