The CIEHF’s next free webinar entitled ‘Homo Sedens Revisited: Is sitting the new smoking and if so, can ergonomics help?’ will take place on Wednesday 13 September 2017 at 17:00.
In this webinar, Dr Bob Bridger will review the evidence behind claims that workers should stand at their desks. A brief review of the anatomy and physiology of standing will give insights into the following issues:
– Are humans built to stand?
– Are humans built to sit?
– Is it healthier to stand or sit at work?
– What are the essential requirements for the design of sit-stand workstations?
– What does the future look like?
Dr Bridger has a career in academia, defence human factors and industrial and office ergonomics. He is author of over 250 research and conference papers and official reports. His textbook, ‘Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics’ is now in a fourth edition. The presentation will feature material from the new edition and include key findings from Dr Bridger’s published research on the functional anatomy of standing and sitting and the implications for workstation design. Bob has recently directed research for the Royal Navy, as Head of its Human Factors Department, on weight and obesity and how to sustain person-environment fit with a changing workforce. He is a Chartered Fellow of the CIEHF.