ErgoX Symposium: Exoskeletons in the Workplace - Assessing Safety, Usability, & Productivity

A group of top experts in a range of ergonomics topics participated in ErgoX 2016 -  a highly interactive conference that provided safety specialists and ergonomists with practical, usable, and impactful solutions to workplace issues in a variety of office and industrial settings. This second ErgoX convened June 6–9 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County near Disneyland.

ErgoX kicked off with a keynote by Richard Hawk, “Great Leaders Make Safety Fun! Using Your Influence to Create a Vibrant Safety Culture.” Hawk used stories, props, songs, and innovative interactions to share what he's learned from working with hundreds of leaders in all kinds of industries.

Expert presentations included the following:

  • Bio sensor technology impacts

  • Chair adjustments

  • Ergonomics evaluation reports

  • Ergonomics value proposition

  • Fit-for-duty programs

  • Hand and arm vibration

  • Hotel ergonomics

  • Lessons learned from Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety

  • Low-back pain causes and prevention

  • Obesity simulation suit experiences

  • Sit-stand debate

Two half-day workshops delivered additional oppportunities for attendees to gain valuable knowledge to enhance their knowledge and skills:

  • Preparing for the Gold Standard in Ergonomics Certification

  • eXamining Your Ergonomic Issues: Tools of the Trade

​The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is the world’s largest scientific association for human factors/ergonomics professionals, with more than 4,500 members globally.  HFES members include psychologists and other scientists, designers, and engineers, all of whom have a common interest in designing systems and equipment to be safe and effective for the people who operate and maintain them.  “Human Factors and Ergonomics: People-Friendly Design Through Science and Engineering.”