Blending technology with people in the ergonomics of tomorrow

Collaboration, not competition, with machines will boost safety, productivity

By Bobbie Watts

It has always been in our DNA to strive for a balanced human/system equation. Whether it’s the design of the primitive ax tailored to the shape of the hand or Hippocrates’ surgical tool layout for ease of use, the principles of ergonomics are woven through time, even before the Industrial Revolution. In more recent history, we have witnessed changes in industry and society that have challenged this equation’s balance.

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