Nuremberg in July 2021
For the third time, the jurors have come together and were spoilt for choice. The effort was worth it. Among the top-class applications were again the most diverse companies that stand for the diversity of the fields of application of modern ergonomics. Be it the classic office furniture manufacturer, which has been able to sharpen its ergonomic profile again and again over many years, or the innovative start-up that makes its valuable contribution to the working world of the future with fresh ideas: the entire spectrum is reflected in the range of companies that were back at the start.
It’s nothing like before
Against the backdrop of the pandemic, it became apparent how the boundaries between home and the world of work are blurring. With the home office, everyday professional life moved into our private lives. Solutions that were previously found in the offices are also interesting for mobile working away from the fixed workstations. What’s more: in the home environment, there are still some things ergonomically wrong. Many people will no longer or only partially return to their old office workplaces, i.e. a humane equipment of the home office is at the top of the agenda in the coming months.
The topic of behavioral ergonomics is becoming even more important. Personal responsibility on the basis of solid knowledge enables a sensible and relieving use of work equipment. Compensation through exercise and sport contribute to the prevention of damage caused by one-sided or incorrect stress. Meaningful ergonomic innovations make a valuable contribution to this.
Let yourself be surprised by the variety of manufacturers and their innovative solutions!
We are pleased to award the IGR award “Innovation Award Ergonomics 2021” to the following winners:
ASSMANN BÜROMÖBEL GMBH & CO. KG
BakkerElkhuizen International B.V.
Blickle Räder+Rollen GmbH u. Co. KG
COBA europe GmbH
Contour Design Nordic A/S
Dataflex Deutschland GmbH
Dauphin HumanDesign® Group GmbH & Co. KG
DURABLE Hunke & Jochheim GmbH & Co. KG
Ergon International GmbH
Froli GmbH & Co. KG
GLOBAL CONCEPTS AB
Gymbutler UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
HOCK Design e.K.
Instituto de Biomecánica (IBV) Universitat Politècnica de València
JOKA Kapsamer GmbH
Koala Babycare Hustle Srl.
Krieg Industriegeräte GmbH + Co KG
Pimiento OHG – CrazyChair
PROTAURUS Produktion + Logistik GmbH
Recticel Bedding (Schweiz) AG
Rummel Matratzen GmbH & Co. KG
SmartQ Werkzeuge GmbH
Third of Life GmbH
Vision Engineering Ltd.
VITAL DINAMIC Deutschland
Wilhelm Humpert GmbH & Co. KG
Wilkhahn Wilkening+Hahne GmbH+Co.KG