By: Advanced Ergonomics Services  09-12-2011
Keywords: Advanced Ergonomics, Ergonomic Guidelines,


Product Evaluation

Advanced Ergonomics, Inc. specializes in ergonomics. We offer manufacturers an opportunity to have their equipment or products evaluated in relation to appropriate ergonomic guidelines and principles. The review process is headed by , Senior Vice President of Advanced Ergonomics.

Product evaluations performed by AEI include: Wafer manufacturing systems, hand-held data collection terminals, keyboards, hand tools, handling assist devices, seating, workstations, airplane cockpits, software, and many other products for company and individual use.

We perform a careful evaluation of each piece of equipment. This includes studying the product at our office, as well as field research that may be necessary to understand a specific application.

Evaluation issues included

  • Appropriateness of functions allocated to machine vs. human.
  • Acceptability of weights handled and forces exerted when using the equipment.
  • Acceptability of product dimensions based on physical size of the intended users.
  • User training.
  • Cost benefit analysis.
  • Acceptability of anticipated postures when using the equipment.
  • Control and display issues.
  • Acceptability of equipment given environmental conditions.
  • Ease of maintenance.

Phone: (800) 682-0169
Local: (972) 294-7600
Fax : (972) 294-7620

Keywords: Advanced Ergonomics, Ergonomic Guidelines,

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How to use the Ergonomic Products Report

Turning to the "Lift Tables" section in the chapter on Material Handling Equipment, you will find a variety of lift tables described in terms of these design features and others. The matrix regarding adjustable height workstations is equally applicable to industrial workstations even though it is contained in the section on office equipment.


Introduction and Acknowledgments

The editors wish to thank the many manufacturers and distributors who provided the necessary technical details regarding their products/services to establish their inclusion in the report. At a practical level, when developing controls to solve an ergonomic problem, the analyst often becomes a product evaluator. A job or task is evaluated in order to compare it to applicable ergonomic guidelines.