Just like a shoe that is too large or too small, a prosthetic socket, the portion that attaches to the limb, can cause pinching, sores, blisters and more. In the heat of summer, humidity creates pools of perspiration within the hard plastic casing of current prosthetic design. For some, pain can be felt with every step – not an ideal quality of life. Unfortunately, this is an everyday experience among amputees who can afford prosthetic limbs.
Read this article featured in the May 2014 issue of Industrial Engineer magazine.
A look back at the Applied Ergonomics Conference 2014
More AEC attendees shared their conference experience on social media in 2014, especially on Twitter. Here are a few of the best tweets about this year's conference:
- Nancy Laurie (@neddy727): "Learned about the BIFMA standard at the Precon #AEC2014 wonder if there is a similar standard for tractor trailer seating. Anyone know?"
- Brian Sherman (@brian_r_sherman): "Great job AEC planners including Green Belt opportunity at #AEC2014"
- Axendia Tweets (@Axendia): "The best benefit is not sitting or standing, but the transition to and from each. Says, Dr. Mark Benden #AEC2014"
- GOErgo (@GOErgoIIE): "[Keynote speaker] Drury: 'The last thing you want when dealing with nerve gas is an error. #AEC2014 #ergonomics'"
- Humantech, Inc. (@humantech): "Get buy-in from cross functional teams and communicate need for change #AEC2014"
AEC 2014 award winners are an elite group. View last year’s list of winners of the Ergo Cup® competition, the Ergo Excellence Awards and the Ergo Quiz Bowl.
Check out a photo album of the 17th Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference.