Exhibitor Presentations

Presentations by exhibitors will be held in the AEC Theater in a special area of the Exhibit Hall.

Connect with ideal resources for the latest products and services for your projects. If you've been sourcing vendors for a special project, process improvement, training or new product development be sure to make time to attend.

The presentations will provide the opportunity to get all of your questions answered, which will shorten your decision-making process.

Come join us in the AEC Theater to learn about exciting products, solutions and ideas focused on ergonomics.

Tuesday, March 26

11-11:20 a.m. | Caster Connection
THE NEW “BIG EASY”: MEASURING AND COMMUNICATING PUSH/PULL FORCE
Gary Allread, PhD, CPE, Program Director SRI-Ergonomics for The Ohio State University’s Spine Research Institute; Joe Lyden, President, Caster Connection; Eric Hassen, Director of Business Development, Caster Connection

We will discuss how Caster Connection and The Ohio State University Spine Research Institute will collaborate throughout 2019 to develop a repeatable, consistent process for capturing ergonomic push/pull data that improves the accuracy and precision of hand force estimates.

11:30-11:50 a.m. | Flexpipe
LEARN HOW TO DESIGN AN ERGONOMIC MODULAR MATERIAL HANDLING CART
Sylvain (Sly) Lejour, Sales Chief Officer/Co-founder, Flexpipe

Wednesday, March 27

11-11:20 a.m. | Xsens
INERTIAL SENSORS IN ERGONOMICS
Aristo Wong, Applications Engineer at Xsens Technologies Inc.

A detailed introduction to inertial motion units (IMUs) and how they can be used within the industry. We will discuss the advantages & disadvantages of an IMU system and the work of Xsens to cope with current challenges in motion capture technologies.

11:30 a.m.-11:50 a.m. | Backapp
WILL SITTING IN AN ELEVATED NEUTRAL SPINE POSITION HELP ALLEVIATE MUSCLE-SKELETAL AND RELATED ISSUES IN OFFICE, LABORATORY AND ASSEMBLY PRODUCTION WORKERS?
Sverre Martinsen, Area Manager – North America, Backapp Europe AB

The 90-degree position (upper to lower body angle) has never been scientifically proven “healthy” and causes stress and imbalances. Opening the hip angle to 120 degrees and adding movement (“active sitting”) allows a Neutral Spine position.

1-1:20 p.m. | MyAbilities
MYABILITIES DIGITAL JOB PROFILES – A COMPREHENSIVE RETURN TO WORK SOLUTION
Dr. Michael Sonne, Vice President of Innovations and Research, MyAbilities Technologies Inc.

From the collection of job data to the provision of light or modified duties, the practices involved in return to work have been largely unchanged. MyAbilities aims to change those paradigms by automating and improving every aspect of the return to work practice.

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