Ergo Cup®/Awards

Be a part of the excitement as we celebrate 20 years of AEC!

Submit your abstract now for the 2017 conference!

We are proud of our past … and are looking to the future. Join us in Orlando, Florida, March 27-30, 2017!



We hope the solutions you saw, the insights you gained and the networking you engaged in were valuable and enjoyable. 

Conference highlights: 



The internationally recognized Ergo Cup® competition presented by IISE provides an exciting opportunity for companies to highlight their successful ergonomic solutions. Click here to see the video highlights of the contestants that participated in the Applied Ergonomics Conference Ergo Cup® 2016 on March 21 - 24 at Disney's Coronado Springs in Orlando, Florida.




Click here to view photo highlights of AEC 2016.  


Ergonomics Program Improvement Initiative Ergo Cup® Winner
Team-Based Ergonomic Intervention in a Large Electric Utility
Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Central & North California

Workplace Solutions I - Team-Driven Workplace Solutions Ergo Cup® Winner
Insert Tab Dispenser
Gulfstream Aerospace, Appleton, Wisc.

Workplace Solutions I - Team-Driven Workplace Solutions with Internal Competition Ergo Cup® Winner
Fountain Drink Spool Tool
Coca-Cola Refreshments, Philadelphia

Workplace Solutions II - Engineering/Ergonomist-Driven Workplace Solutions Ergo Cup® Winner
Molten Thymol
Johnson & Johnson, Lititz, Pa.

Workplace Solutions II - Engineering/Ergonomist-Driven Workplace Solutions with Internal Competition Ergo Cup® Winner
Let the Puller Do the Pulling
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama (TMMAL), Huntsville, Ala.

2016 Ergo Cup® Excellence Awards

Innovation –
Fixture Fixers
Honda of America Mfg. Inc., East Liberty, Ohio

Simplicity –
Pallet Stop
Coca-Cola Bottling, Tempe, Ariz.

Cost Savings or ROI –
Thinking Outside the Box to Build the Box
Gulfstream Aerospace, Savannah, Ga.

Ergonomics Risk Reduction –
Look, Don’t Touch: Auto Highlighting Tool for Deform Inspection
Honda of Canada Mfg., Ontario, Calif.

Presentation Quality –
The ERGO LEVER – Rolling Away from a Pinch
Depuy Synthes Products Inc., Miramar, Fla.

Creativeness in Ergonomics (CE) Student of the Year Award
Sponsored by CNA Insurance Co., this award recognized achievements in ergonomics application or research, including process improvement, education, applied instrumentation and product development.

WINNER: Gregory Garrett, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, College Station, Texas

The Tom Waters Award
Sponsored by Liberty Mutual, this award recognized the best manual handling presentation at the 2016 Applied Ergonomics Conference.

WINNER: Jack (Ming-Lun) Lu, Ph.D., National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

View the winners   

The AEC Conference Proceedings are online at: http://www.xcdsystem.com/appliedergo/proceedings/ 

See you next year! 

20th Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference 2017
March 27-30
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Orlando, Florida

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