Assistive Ergonomics
<ul><ul><li>Posturite and the DSA Market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistive Ergonomics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sense ...
Posturite and the DSA Market <ul><li>Market Leaders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>20 years heritage in Ergonomics </li></ul></ul><...
Posturite and the DSA Market <ul><li>Flexibility in support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Varies between centres and assessors </l...
Posturite and the DSA Market <ul><li>What to look for in an Ergonomic supplier? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment support <...
Are laptops a threat to good ergonomics
Introduction <ul><li>Introduction  </li></ul><ul><li>Health risks of computer usage </li></ul><ul><li>The growth in the us...
Health risks of computer usage <ul><li>Musculoskeletal Disorders </li></ul><ul><li>Eye and Eyesight Effects </li></ul><ul>...
Common problems at workstations <ul><li>Poor screen set up </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Screens too low, too far away </li></ul><...
Common problems at workstations <ul><li>Document usage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Poor placement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lack of...
Advised Posture at the Workstation
Growth in laptop use <ul><ul><li>Ability to use almost anywhere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Takes up less space in homes </...
Is it all Positive? <ul><li>For many No due to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Laptop computer screens and keyboards are joined </li...
Reality of laptops
University of London Survey <ul><li>57% of respondents had experienced aches and pains as a result of their laptop use  </...
 
 
A good chair can only provide good support if used properly
Scientific studies <ul><li>Showed significantly greater neck flexion and head tilt with laptop use (Straker) </li></ul><ul...
Possible Solution for Laptops
Possible Solution for Laptops
Possible solution for laptops
Comfortable mousing position
 
Need for a simple, high-performance table system that is appropriate in the office or at home What do we mean? Why Sense?
Connect Intelligent design made simple  Build ‘ Plug+Play’, speed, no tools Play Personalise with accessories Grow Use as ...
Product demonstration
<ul><li>Why Sense for Students? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Height Adjustable  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of Assembly / Dis...
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  • Introduction What a good day, so many exciting things, I am not sure how you feel about physical ergonomics but I am passionate about it. As a physio I was so often called to try to heal the problems that were so obvious to prevent and yet I felt so powerless to effect change which is how I got into this area. So much of what we have heard today is about enabling people, what I want to just remind us that we are a combination of mind and body. Some of you I know are very experienced in this area and please bear with me I am sure you agree that it is important. I am so disappointed that the physical problems that we see from people using computers is not going away but increasing. I, like most thought that once we had the DSE regulations we would get the simple ergonomics right at workstations so the problems would be rare- oh how wrong, 18years on the challenges now are always changing; the percentage of our lives that involves using a computer and the variety of shapes, sizes of equipment and location we can use! So may opportunities and challenges . On thinking what the best topic of this talk would be we thought that with the rise in use of laptops and the freedom this enables so many of your clients this would be a good place to introduce ourselves to you and explain how perhaps we can help. What I would like to cover is: Health risks of computer usage The growth in the use of laptops Research into laptop use Possible laptop solutions
  • Discuss set up Straight on no twisting Screen at a suitable height to assist in posture Mouse close to user with enough support
  • More details, also from study by Lindblatt
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    1. 1. Assistive Ergonomics
    2. 2. <ul><ul><li>Posturite and the DSA Market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistive Ergonomics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sense Desk Presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Product Presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presenters: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Katharine Metters – Lead Consultant </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>David Kirtley – Regional Manager </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ian Fletcher-Price - CEO </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Content
    3. 3. Posturite and the DSA Market <ul><li>Market Leaders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>20 years heritage in Ergonomics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Largest Ergonomic Product Provider in UK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Genuine National Coverage – 56 Field based employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dedicated Central DSA Advisor </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Posturite and the DSA Market <ul><li>Flexibility in support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Varies between centres and assessors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How can we help? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Product Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advice </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Posturite and the DSA Market <ul><li>What to look for in an Ergonomic supplier? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>After sales service (demonstration, warranties, repairs etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Product Trial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speed of service (assessment, lead times) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of use </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Are laptops a threat to good ergonomics
    7. 7. Introduction <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Health risks of computer usage </li></ul><ul><li>The growth in the use of laptops </li></ul><ul><li>Research into laptop use </li></ul><ul><li>Possible laptop solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Questions and close </li></ul>
    8. 8. Health risks of computer usage <ul><li>Musculoskeletal Disorders </li></ul><ul><li>Eye and Eyesight Effects </li></ul><ul><li>Fatigue and Stress </li></ul>
    9. 9. Common problems at workstations <ul><li>Poor screen set up </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Screens too low, too far away </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Seating </li></ul><ul><ul><li>poor set up, poor support, arms on chairs restricting position </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mouse </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Poor placement, incorrect shape/ size </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Common problems at workstations <ul><li>Document usage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Poor placement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lack of movement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Task variety, lack of breaks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lack of adjustment of equipment to suit users </li></ul>
    11. 11. Advised Posture at the Workstation
    12. 12. Growth in laptop use <ul><ul><li>Ability to use almost anywhere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Takes up less space in homes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability for people to take all files with them and to work whenever free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Often perceived as a cheaper option </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology making it possible </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Is it all Positive? <ul><li>For many No due to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Laptop computer screens and keyboards are joined </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The posture required for their use is likely to be constrained </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The screen may be too small </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connecting maybe difficult </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manual handling issues </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Reality of laptops
    15. 15. University of London Survey <ul><li>57% of respondents had experienced aches and pains as a result of their laptop use </li></ul><ul><li>7% having pain a lot of the time </li></ul><ul><li>The majority never encountered ergonomic guidance on laptop use. </li></ul>
    16. 18. A good chair can only provide good support if used properly
    17. 19. Scientific studies <ul><li>Showed significantly greater neck flexion and head tilt with laptop use (Straker) </li></ul><ul><li>Higher average discomfort experienced after using the laptop for 20 min. (Straker) </li></ul><ul><li>Torque on the neck 24% higher when just using a laptop (Lindblad) </li></ul><ul><li>Comfort 31% lower when just using laptop (Lindblad) </li></ul><ul><li>Straker, L., Jones, K.J., Miller, J., ‘A comparison of the posture assumed when using laptop computers and desktop computers’, Applied Ergonomics, 28, 263-268 </li></ul><ul><li>Lindblad, A. Et all, ‘The effect of using a laptop station compared to using a standard laptop PC on the cervical spine torque, perceived strain and productivity’, Applied Ergonomics, 35, 2004, 147-152 </li></ul>
    18. 20. Possible Solution for Laptops
    19. 21. Possible Solution for Laptops
    20. 22. Possible solution for laptops
    21. 23. Comfortable mousing position
    22. 25. Need for a simple, high-performance table system that is appropriate in the office or at home What do we mean? Why Sense?
    23. 26. Connect Intelligent design made simple Build ‘ Plug+Play’, speed, no tools Play Personalise with accessories Grow Use as single table or in clusters What is Sense?
    24. 27. Product demonstration
    25. 28. <ul><li>Why Sense for Students? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Height Adjustable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of Assembly / Disassembly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quick </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No tools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transportable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Robust : 12 Year Warranty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customisable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Add-ons / Accessories </li></ul></ul></ul>

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