Schiavello and Humanscale were pleased to return Professor Alan Hedge to Australian shores in May to share invaluable insights in ergonomics.

Hedge’s presentations at Schiavello have always received overwhelming response from our clients, including designers, architects and corporate leaders alike. This time round, Schiavello clients in Canberra, Perth and Adelaide were invited to hear the world renowned ergonomics expert discuss the magnified importance of ergonomics in ever increasing flexible and shared working environments.

In the Economics of Ergonomics presentation, Hedge discussed the productivity and economic benefits of proactive, as opposed to reactive, ergonomic programs. He also delved into research on the diverse postures promoted by alternative and flexible products, such as sit-stand workstations and booths, and discussed how employees and businesses can get the most out of the latest products through education.

Professor Alan Hedge, PhD, CPE
Director, Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory, Cornell University

Alan Hedge is a professor in the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, and director of the new Healthy Futures Institute at Cornell University. He directs the Human Factors and Ergonomics teaching and research programs and he is also co-director of the Design, User Experience, and Technology Department.

His research and teaching activities focus on issues of design and workplace ergonomics, as these affect the health, comfort, and productivity of workers. He is a fellow of the US, UK and International Ergonomics Societies, has been awarded numerous awards for ergonomic design and education, and frequently speaks at major Ergonomics conferences around the world.

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