Open Access News: over 1200 articles
April 29, 2005
Line managers in the United States and Britain were given a failing grade at a conference in London in April, where an "under-management epidemic" was identified as a threat to productivity and staff morale...
April 27, 2005
If new research from Australia fulfills its early promise, the technology that allows the deaf to hear will soon be able to help people with spinal injuries ...
April 25, 2005
Who would argue that stilettos are impractical and painful? Even high heels of the more sober kind – closed-toe pumps for the executive look – can ruin a day. And by most accounts they should carry a health warning...
April 22, 2005
Research on circadian rhythms and sleep deprivation fingers overnight shifts as a health-and-safety gamble, and a new study
suggests that consequences can be even worse when shifts are split ...
April 20, 2005
Costs rise for employers as American workers grow in circumference. A report
released by the California Department of Health Services concludes that obesity
costs the state $21 billion annually ...
April 18, 2005
Home gardeners know the pains that arise as they tackle gardening chores on weekends and evenings, but imagine if your job kept you in the field all day, day in and day out ...
April 15, 2005
Firefly Mobile has released a new phone designed specifically for kids between the ages of 8 and 12. Using the ergonomic principles of designing specifically for a target population ...
April 11, 2005
"If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is." And when someone tells you that a $19 ball will solve all of your back pain issues, you ought to be suspicious. And when they have the audacity to label that ball 'ergonomic' ...
April 8, 2005
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), often related to workplace ergonomic concerns, accounted for 33 percent of lost day workplace injuries and illnesses ...
April 6, 2005
IBM's Home Page Reader software assists the elderly and others with impaired vision experience the Web and Windows desktop using text-to-speech, magnification and other accessibility technology.
April 4, 2005
New robotic guides use RFID technology to fill in where traditional guide dogs for the visually impaired leave off.
April 1, 2005
The breakthrough BrainGate device gives quadriplegic the ability to conrol his computer and TV with his thoughts. Could walking be next?
March 30, 2005
2005 Sleep in America Poll indicates that work performance could be suffering from widespread sleepiness.
March 28, 2005
New study finds that work may be affecting sleep just like sleep can affect work.
March 25, 2005
New trend in European cell phones finds simple features specifically targeting an older audience.
March 23, 2005
Human Factors engineers offer input on a project set to determine the best way to let drivers know when the road ahead may not be so clear.
March 21, 2005
Thinking of making changes to improve the workplace? Turns out resistance comes from younger workers, not older workers.
March 18, 2005
New mouse offers to improve the accuracy of computer mousing for people with hand-tremors.
March 16, 2005
Rave reviews are pouring in for Ergoweb’s Applied Workplace Ergonomics Training Course, held last week in San Diego. The next training opportunity is April 5 through 7, 2005, in Park City, Utah. Be sure not to miss it.
March 16, 2005
Microsoft study finds that workers are only productive for an average of three days each week; ergonomics, however, could improve that.