Open Access News: over 1200 articles
September 1, 2006
There are few places where ergonomic principles are more crucial than in man-machine interfaces, and three recent product releases hint at where the interface industry is headed.
August 28, 2006
Sexy stiletto heels give women a lift - at a price. Experts say they should carry a health warning. Now two doctors in Britain are saying alcohol and high heels don't mix.
August 25, 2006
NECE-2006, at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas from November 28 to December 1, is one of the most important event of the year for professionals looking to improve productivity, reduce workplace injuries and grow the bottom line.
August 21, 2006
The news is that some laptop users could be endangering more than their musculoskeletal system from using a laptop on their lap.
August 18, 2006
Does the mind play a bigger role in being too hot or too cold at work than the thermostat? A revisited study says Yes.
August 16, 2006
Two conferences, the Applied Ergonomics Conference and the Ergonomics Society’s Annual Conference, both to be held in 2007, seek proposals for papers and workshops.
August 14, 2006
A recently discovered gap in Medicare Plan D coverage, dubbed the "donut hole," piles confusion on a government program that seems designed only to confuse.
August 11, 2006
Shift work can't be eliminated, but its ill-effects on workers and productivity can be ameliorated. A new publication from Britain's Health and Safety Executive shows employers how.
August 7, 2006
Portable and affordable, a Braille-writing device invented by undergraduates could enhance the lives of millions of blind people around the world.
August 4, 2006
It may have reached the point where cell phones couldn’t possibly be smaller or more laden with “bells and whistles,” and the price appears to be usability.
July 31, 2006
On November 7 ergonomics-minded election authorities could prevent a nationwide polling debacle like the "hanging chads" election of 2000.
July 28, 2006
There appears to be a score of good reason for pulling up concrete sidewalks and replacing them with rubber pavement, and one of them has ergonomic benefits.
July 24, 2006
New research reveals that medication errors harm 1.5 million people and kill several thousand each year in the United States. An ergonomic approach to the problem would be to look at human error as a symptom, not the cause.
July 21, 2006
Some outdoor seating taps into ergonomics to increase the pleasures of relaxing on the deck or patio.
July 17, 2006
Talking camera "reads" printed materials, such as newspapers and office memos, for blind and visually-impaired people. It promises to help them towards fuller and more productive lives.
July 14, 2006
The world’s two-billionth cell phone user was connected up in July. The milestone is a reminder that it is still not clear if the devices are a health menace. Cell phone makers and service carriers say No, but health fears persist.
July 10, 2006
Every 50 years or so a writing instrument is invented that represents a design milestone. A pen promoted as "ergonomically efficient" may signal the next milestone.
July 7, 2006
More women choosing an engagement ring are seeing the value in ergonomic qualities as well as beauty, a development worth singing about.
July 3, 2006
Driving while under the influence of alcohol can be deadly, and new research shows driving while using a cell phone has the same or an even greater potential for accidents.
June 30, 2006
For musicians, practicing and performing invite some of the painful medical conditions that lurk at worksites like factories. One answer may lie in modified instruments, like the new "Tomcat" guitar.