Ergonomics Engineer Intern 001, Connor Lusk returns for Fall Semester. Connor will be leading the video production efforts at Saturn Ergonomics Consulting, creating a variety of content videos. One of her first projects is a video on the new Force Estimation Technology. Connor is a PhD Candidate at Auburn University in Auburn, AL. She will also be working with me to co-author research on new innovative technologies being developed and introduced in the ergonomics marketplace.
This is the Saturn Ergonomics Ergo Manifesto. For starters, we need a definition of the word manifesto. A manifesto is a public statement expressing your view or intention to do something. As Founder of Saturn Ergonomics, I’m maintaining a high degree of transparency with respect to things like mission, values, etc. I want this type of thing to be public knowledge. I’m going to cover the items in the Ergo Manifesto individually. innovate To the core, the purpose of Saturn Erg
Had a blast today working with Michael and Ashwini, Auburn University students and Interns at Saturn Ergonomics. We simply put this week’s software up on the monitor and had a collaborative discussion … sort of the intersection of ergonomics and software development. Ashwini and I had spent much of this week assembling a large population strength database. This database will feed force & torque strength values into the ergonomics software. This database may eventually serve a
I want to introduce a new team member at Saturn Ergonomics, Ashwini Sharath. Ashwini holds a MS in Advanced Biotechnology from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. She’s currently pursuing a masters degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering (ergonomics focus) here at Auburn University. Ashwini’s goals and career interests include introducing ergonomics in various industries and incorporating ergonomics into product design to provide a better user experience.
I heard this quote listening to a college graduation speech by Denzel Washington. “You only live once, so do what you feel passionate about. Don’t be afraid to take chances professionally. Don’t be afraid to fail.” ~ Denzel Washington ~ That really resonates with me. I'm striving to do all of these things with Saturn Ergonomics. It was my dream to have my own consulting business ... since I was 25 years old. And not that long ago I "woke up" and decided to pursue it. It amaze
Special visitors to the Ergo Innovation Space™ last Friday. JC Rodriguez, Global Ergonomics & Safety Manager for Georgia-Pacific; and Auburn University OSE program students - Connor Lusk, Rong Huangfu, and Bob Granzow. JC has a broad background in ergonomics … spanning both industry and consulting. Visits by industry ergo leaders like JC are a vital component to understanding the ergo technology needs of industry and getting feedback on new technology innovations. And an oppo
Recently at an ergonomics conference, I attended a post-conference get together. Earlier I had mentioned “transparent innovation” to someone at the table. Then someone asked a memorable question … “What the $#%& is transparent innovation?”. I thought to myself, “That’s a good question.” Let me explain. First I would like to share that Saturn Ergonomics has a strong focus on innovation in applied ergonomics. Besides delivering traditional consulting services (training, evaluat
Trip report from ACE-ODAM 2017 last week in Banff, Alberta Canada. This year’s conference was a joint production between ACE, Association of Canadian Ergonomists, and ODAM, Organizational Design and Management. This was my first time attending ACE (called “ace” by participants), and it was my first trip to Canada. I’m glad to report that both were amazing. The conference ran Monday - Thursday, but I arrived on Wednesday. And on Thursday I was to participate in a panel discuss
Looking forward to attending ACE-ODAM Conference in Banff next week. The conference runs from July 31 - August 3. This will be my first time attending the ACE, Association of Canadian Ergonomists, Conference. On Thursday, August 3 at 3:30 PM, I will be taking part in a panel discussion: The Challenges and Benefits of Calculating the Cumulative Ergonomics Risk Associated with Multiple Subtasks. Other panel members are noted ergonomists Jim Potvin, Kevin Perdeaux, Carrie Taylo
Had a blast yesterday hosting Brock Anderson, Coca-cola Ergonomics Program Manager, and Principal Consultant of ergo-ology. Brock is a true innovator in ergonomics. His background in biomechanics, kinesiology, and early-career experience in athletics strength & conditioning (Auburn University & Atlanta Falcons) gives Brock a perspective on force & fatigue evaluation that is unique. I learned a lot from Brock yesterday. The concept behind this type of meeting is to gain a bett
Some ergonomics professionals, particularly consultants, do not understand the value I see in openly sharing & publishing new ergonomics application technologies. This is a different approach … I agree. But beyond the answers of “because I can” or “because I want to”, I have solid reasons for openly sharing information with the ergonomics community. The primary reason I choose to share is that I have an abundance mentality concerning ergonomics innovation, rather than a scarc
Introducing the upcoming eBook by Saturn Ergonomics Consulting, Seven Reasons Your Ergonomics Process May Underperform . . . and what to do about it. This book shares practical insights, advice, and strategies on how to establish & maintain an effective ergonomics process. Whether you call it a process or program, that's irrelevant. What matters is getting results! This eBook will teach you the approaches I have used over my career to get results applying ergonomics. Be sure
In 2017 (and beyond) Saturn Ergonomics is introducing exciting new technology innovations in applied ergonomics. These include MULTI-TASK FORCE EVALUATION Ability to evaluate forces of different magnitudes (even forces of different frequencies & durations) in the same calculation. CONTEXTUAL FORCE EVALUATION Determine acceptable limit for a specific force exertion, factoring-in the other (contextual) surrounding forces. FORCE ESTIMATION TECHNOLOGY Sometimes it is difficult to