As an institute for health and ergonomics, we are continuously committed to the prevention of poor posture and physical strain. This is particularly important in a professional context, as people spend the majority of their day at work. If unfavorable conditions prevail here, this can lead to persistent complaints or even chronic illnesses.
Fortunately, however, there is a growing awareness among companies of the need to design workplaces that are suitable for the body and thus make a lasting contribution to keeping their employees healthy. This can be done by using our analysis tools or by booking an individual service with the IGR, in which experienced specialists take a close look at your workplaces and implement improvement steps with you.
Looking at a cross-section of all industries, almost every second employee in Germany spends their working day at a computer – and the trend is rising. Sedentary work often leads to poor posture, which is why back and neck problems are almost considered a widespread disease. HUMEN® Office visualizes exactly where the ergonomic weak points are and how they can be eliminated.
If physical work is carried out in goods logistics, trade or production, the physical strain on your employees should be kept to a minimum. With the help of our modern workplace analysis tool HUMEN® Dynamics, movement sequences are easily recognized and evaluated. The measurement works without markers and without measuring suits.
Do you want quick and easy measurements on site without having to familiarize yourself with the HUMEN® software? No problem, just ask us and we will provide you with an expert who will carry out the measurements on site at your company.
In fact, behavioural changes and adjustments to work equipment are usually not that difficult to implement once you have identified the relevant sticking points in the company. This is where our unique HUMEN® technology comes into play. It visualizes sitting positions and movement sequences in real time, enabling people to identify their own personal ergonomic optimization potential and make positive changes immediately.
The name says it all, because HUMEN is a fusion of the English term “human engineering”, which means nothing other than ergonomics in the workplace.
The analyses provide HR and occupational health management with valuable information about the overall situation in the company and can initiate targeted measures based on the findings.
Poor posture in the workplace has many faces and is often not even recognizable as such. In addition, it is not uncommon for habits to creep in that are anything but conducive to good health. To counteract this effectively, we must first identify the problem by visualizing and examining the movement sequences taking place using our state-of-the-art HUMEN® software.
The imaging procedure documents, for example, the extent to which the spine is rotated or tilted too much during certain routine activities and where tension is caused by incorrect loading. This makes it clear where the specific need for optimization lies in order to better protect your employees.
Rely on the expertise of the IGR when it comes to fundamentally improving the ergonomic conditions for your employees. On the one hand, you can use our self-explanatory measurement methods to carry out your own analyses at the workplace and thus immediately put your proposed optimization steps into practice. Our HUMEN® Office, the HUMEN® Dynamics app and the HUMEN® Dynamics expert system are available for this purpose. All three methods are used to assess the current situation in the specific working environment live in order to draw the appropriate conclusions.
We will also be happy to provide you with comprehensive advice on tried-and-tested solutions for your business and carry out the HUMEN® analyses by one of our experts directly on your premises.
Together we will clarify how you can ensure a healthy working environment by using ergonomic office furniture with individual adjustment options or optimizing production workstations to suit people.
HUMEN® also plays an important role in the behavioural training of employees thanks to its visualization concept.
It is a fact that certain activities cause a lot of stress. This can result in pain, physical complaints and even loss of working hours. This makes it all the more important to always keep an eye on the health of your employees so as not to jeopardize the most important pillar of the company. The Human Resources department is therefore also responsible for creating the most favorable conditions possible in the workplace that are tailored to people’s needs. Ideally, these should be designed to be flexible enough to be individually adapted at any time during shift work or staff changes.