Technology Advancements in Ergonomics: A Preview of the Applied Ergonomics Conference 2019

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2 p.m. Eastern time | Register now

Presenters: Terry Butler, Lean Step Consulting Inc., Jason Gillette, Ph.D., Iowa State University and Deborah Lechner, ErgoScience

Experts in the area of ergonomic technology will share a preview of their scheduled presentations from the upcoming Applied Ergonomics Conference 2019.

Exoskeletons and Ergonomic Risk will explore ergonomic risk reduction when using exoskeletons in the workforce.

Grip Sensor Technology will help participants understand to grip sensor technology systems and the benefits of using them for measurement of grip force in the field will be discussed.

Terry Butler, CSP is a 33-year Certified Safety Professional specializing in global EH&S. With B.S. degrees in Safety Engineering and Industrial Technology from Illinois State University Terry has dedicated his working career to the protection of employees and the environment. Over the last four years Terry has been focusing on evaluating emerging exoskeleton technology to document the physical benefits of its use in industrial ergonomic risk reduction.

Jason Gillette, Ph.D. is the director of graduate education for the Department of Kinesiology at Iowa State University and a member of the American Society of Biomechanics and ASTM International. I have been a reviewer for scientific journals such as Applied Ergonomics, Ergonomics, Gait & Posture, and Journal of Applied Biomechanics.

Deborah Lechner, PT, M.S. is president of ErgoScience, a company that provides job analysis, ergonomic consultation, pre-hire and return-to-work testing and work site physical therapy, to employers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Through research conducted at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, she has developed and validated a physical abilities test and a quantitative job analysis process. She is the author of multiple peer-reviewed publications and has presented her research both nationally and internationally.