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Ergo-X Symposium: Exoskeletons in the Workplace
HFES thanks the following organizations for their generous support of the 2018 International Annual Meeting.
ErgoX Symposium Morning Refreshment Break Sponsor – F48 on Exoskeletons and Exosuits is the newest addition to ASTM’s robotics portfolio. F48 will be supporting the industry with robust voluntary consensus standards for human factors and ergonomics, design and manufacturing, maintenance security and more. Hear about its impact here. ASTM is excited to work with HFES to advance this technology in the marketplace!
ErgoX Symposium Gold Sponsor – Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support. Find out what Boeing is doing to advance ergonomics and create wearable machines that protect workers from injuries, while enhancing their performance and capabilities for building and servicing our amazing products.
Lanyard Sponsor – Creative. Flexible. Research-minded. Bold Insight is a human factors research agency. From user research informing early product design to global human factors validation, we specialize in applying HF engineering to all phases of product development. We bring the expertise of a large agency and the imagination and agility of a startup to each project.
PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Senior Sponsor – Core Human Factors helps companies see their products from their users' perspectives. Our services support decisions throughout the design lifecycle, from initial concept through post-market remediation. Our niche is regulatory compliance and liability control for high-risk products such as medical and drug-delivery devices. We conduct studies around the world and maintain three in-house testing suites.
PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Principal Sponsor – Founded in 1991, Design Science was one of the first consultancies to focus on the person/product interface. We have deep roots in those product categories where usability is mission critical—particularly medical devices, but also other products that are tools: commercial, industrial, or consumer. We conduct rigorous research and design user interfaces to optimize usability, safety, and customer appeal of products.
PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Principal Sponsor – Hill-Rom is a leading global medical technology company with 10,000 employees worldwide. We partner with health-care providers in more than 100 countries by focusing on patient care solutions that improve clinical and economic outcomes in five core areas: Advancing Mobility, Wound Care and Prevention, Patient Monitoring and Diagnostics, Surgical Safety and Efficiency, and Respiratory Health. Around the world, Hill-Rom's people, products, and programs work towards one mission: Every day, around the world, we enhance outcomes for patients and their caregivers.
PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Junior Sponsor – Human Factors in Context LLC provides human factors and usability engineering support during all phases of product design and development. Principal consultant, Keith Karn, and a multidisciplinary team of collaborators emphasize up-front user research in the context of the products people use, the tasks they perform, and the environments in which they work and play. Typical domains in which we work include consumer products, medical devices, and the hybrid of these two core areas: medsumer products (consumer medical devices used at home).
Continental Breakfast for ErgoX Symposium Attendees Sponsor – The Levitate AIRFRAME™ is a wearable exoskeleton engineered to improve upper extremity musculoskeletal health for workers who engage in repetitive motion. Lightweight and customizable to fit any body type, the AIRFRAME™ moves seamlessly with the user – and without intruding into the workspace or limiting motion or dexterity.
ErgoX Symposium Platinum Sponsor – Liberty Mutual Insurance
ErgoX Symposium Morning Refreshment Break Sponsor – Northern Illinois University is a premier student-centered public research institution. In the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, students work side by side with faculty on industry-connected research. Ergonomics and biomedical devices are just two of the many fields in which NIU researchers are creating a brighter tomorrow.
Creative. Flexible. Research-minded. Bold Insight is a human factors research agency. From user research informing early product design to global human factors validation, we specialize in applying HF engineering to all phases of product development. We bring the expertise of a large agency and the imagination and agility of a startup to each project.