• Dr. Andre will be presenting the keynote address "One Step Forward, Two Steps Backward: When Technology and Ergonomics Collide" at the Berkeley COEH Continuing Education Program's Summer Institute on July 31, 2013...
  • The 2014 Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care: Leading the Way is now accepting proposals! Call for Proposals ...
  • IAA opens a second usability testing facility! Located just a few blocks away from our current facility in Saratoga, CA, our new facility will house a second custom testing lab, purpose built for human factors studies and their unique needs...
  • Dr. Andre is quoted in a Tech News Daily article regarding the ergonomic effects of using e-readers: Who Killed the E-Reader? ...
  • Dr. Andre will speak as an invited panelist on "FDA Human Factors Compliance"at the American Society for Quality Usability Event, taking place on March 21, 2013...
  • Dr. Andre organizes and moderates FDA Human Factors Panel at the 2013 HFES International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare. Tony Watson, Ron Kaye and Molly Story participated in the session, which covered the history of the FDA human factors team, an update on the human factors draft guidance and a review of the new draft guidance on medical devices for home health care...
  • Dr. Andre moderates closing plenary address featuring Dr. Kellie Taylor, Deputy Director of the FDA's DMEPA group. Dr. Taylor spoke about the unique requirements for validating combination drug products and her group's role in overseeing all human factors validation efforts for these products...
  • Dr. Andre announces that the 2014 HFES International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare will take place on March 17-19 in Chicago, IL...
  • Dr. Andre is quoted in a Wall Street Journal article regarding the recent trend of increasingly large touchscreen phones: Phones Are a Big-Screen Hit but a Bit of a Fashion Challenge ...
  • Dr. Andre presented a plenary session address at the PDA's 2012 "Universe of Pre filled Syringes and Injection Devices" Conference in Las Vegas, NV on October 16,2012. Dr. Andre shared the stage with Kathy Lee, of the FDA. His address, entitled "The Human Factors Top 10 List", discussed the top 10 most critical mistakes made by drug delivery device and biopharma companies when attempting to obtain FDA Human Factors approval for a combination product...
  • Dr. Anthony Andre is elected as Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Recognition of this honor will be made on Tuesday, October 23, at the Opening Plenary Session of the 2012 HFES Annual Meeting in Boston, MA...
  • Dr. Andre quoted in recent San Jose Mercury News article, Pedal pusher: Desk-bike marketer hopes to get more workers into shape, with his take on a new desk-bike...
  • Dr. Andre to host and chair the 2013 HFES Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care! The Symposium, titled "Advancing the Cause" will be held March 11-13, 2013, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland....
  • Dr. Andre to give podium presentation entitled "The Human Factors Top 10 List: Answers to the 10 Most Important Human Factors Questions for Obtaining FDA Approval for your Drug Delivery Device" at the 2012 PDA Universe of Pre-Filled Syringes and Injection Devices Conference, October 15-17, Las Vegas, NV....
  • Dr. Andre presents invited talk on incorporating human factors inputs into early device design and selection activities and moderates FDA human factors panel at the 2012 Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care...
  • Dr. Andre presents opening plenary address at the 2012 Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care. The symposium was created, organized and chaired by Dr. Andre, in coordination with the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of which he is the Immediate Past President. The symposium, held March 12-14 in Baltimore, was attended by 450 human factors professionals, health care industry representatives, health care provides and regulatory personnel...
  • IAA/Usernomics has moved our offices and research facility a short distance to the prestigious city of Saratoga, CA. We have built a new custom usability testing facility and welcome the change of venue after 19 years in Cupertino, CA. Click here for pictures of Dr. Andre during the construction of our new lab!...
  • IAA conducts comprehensive AED/CPR study in France. Read the recent whitepaper to find out which AEDs passed and which failed!...
  • Dr. Anthony Andre to Chair the HFES 2012 Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care (June 2011)...
  • Dr. Andre gives webinar presentation on "What Makes a Pre-Filled Syringe Usable and Ergonomic? Critical Human Factors Design Attributes and Interacting Factors, sponsored by the Parental Drug Association (PDA), July 14, 2011...
  • IAA leads Human Factors program that results in EU and FDA approval for the new Asante "Pearl" Insulin Pump. Details are found at: http://www.asantesolutions.com (June 2011)...
  • IAA wins contract with Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC), the world's largest professional services firm (May 2011)...
  • Dr. Andre presents "Put Down that Workstation! How Software Usability and Expertise IS Office Ergonomics" as an Invited Speaker of the Bay Area Ergonomics Roundtable, held at the "We've Got your Back!" store in Los Gatos, CA May 18, 2011...
  • IAA conducted human factors/ergonomics analyses toward optimizing the design and user experience of the Peregrine Wearable Computer Interface ...
  • IAA helped incorporate ergonomics properties into the new Meglio handle/holder for the iPad. The design serves several common use cases and provides a flexible number of ways to hold, manipulate or stand the device...
  • Dr. Andre is quoted in recent blog discussing the user experience challenges associated with the recent trend of more complex applications used on mobile devices...
  • Dr. Andre featured on Dan Mulhern's radio show, "Everyday Leadership", discussing ergonomics in the workplace. (December 2010)...
  • Dr. Andre starts term as President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (Sept 2010)...
  • Dr. Andre serves as the Host Chair for the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 54th Annual Meeting in San Francisco (Sept 2010)...
  • Dr. Andre organized and chaired a recent discussion panel titled "Blasphemy or Pragmatics? When NOT to Follow User-Centered Design Techniques" (Sept 2010)...
  • Dr. Andre speaks on medical device human factors at the "Universe of pre-filled syringes and injection devices" conference in Las Vegas (October 2010)...
  • Dr. Andre gives invited presentation "How software usability, expertise and workload impact ergonomics" to the UC Berkeley Ergonomics Summer Institute Course (July 2010)...
  • Dr. Andre gives invited presentation "To Err is Human, To Foresee is Human Factors: Improving Patient Safety Through Usability Engineering" to the Bay Area Biomedical Device Conference (March 2010)...
  • Dr. Andre is elected next President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society HFES (August 2009)...
  • IAA wins the prestigious 2009 User Centered Design Award from the HFES Product Design Technical Group for their design of the Cardiac Science AED PowerHeart G3 Plus (August 2009)...
  • Dr. Andre is recipient of the San Jose State University, 2009 Davidson College of Engineering Oustanding Lecturer Award (2009)...

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Vendors: Ergonomics Software

Manufacturers and retailers offering ergonomic products.

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The science of ergonomics has resulted in a wide variety of commercial products that enhance user safety and comfort while also increasing user productivity.

This section has listings of Vendors for Ergonomic Products. To see the ergonomic products that we sell, go to our Ergonomic Products Store.

We get many requests for links to various ergonomic products beyond what we carry in our store. In response, we are providing this list of links to locate vendors for a variety of ergonomic products offered on the Internet. While we do not endorse or recommend any of these products, we did make an attempt to include only those products that appear to have ergonomic benefits.

When in doubt about the ergonomic efficacy of a product, it is advisable to consult with an ergonomics professional. This is particularly true if you are ordering large quantities of a given product or if you are attempting to remedy an existing medical condition.

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Usernomics can assist your company in making your products easy to learn, easy to use, aesthetically pleasing, and marketable. Our User Interface Design and Usability Testing professionals design both hardware and software products. Their experience covers a wide range of products including web-based and application software, consumer products, communication systems, and vehicles such as automobiles and aircraft.

We can also assist your company to make your workplace safe, efficient, and in compliance. Our Ergonomics Engineers apply a rigorous and systematic technique to ensure a hazard-free and worker-safe environment. We evaluate, design, and train your people to create an ongoing active safety program in your company. Our experience covers a wide range of workplace environments including the office, manufacturing floor, warehouse, and vehicles.

Product Categories

The links to products listed here were not designed by Usernomics, but have been designed by other companies to be ergonomically beneficial.

The following categories roughly describe the products carried by each company. The categories are approximate because many companies carry a variety of products, so you might want to scan more than one category.

Ergonomics Software


The following Vendors are a selection of those offering Ergonomic Software Products:

Please Note:
This is a Vendors List
You must contact each vendor for product information.
See our Ergonomic Products Store for items you can browse or purchase.

1st Voice
Address:2470 El Camino Real, Suite 110, Palo Alto, CA, 94306-1701
Phone:(650) 857-1320
Website: http://www.1stvoice.com

1stVoice is a leading reseller for the best voice recognition software (speech recognition software) available - Dragon NaturallySpeaking.

A1 Productivity Products
Address:7955 Raytheon Road, San Diego, CA 92111
Phone:858 566-7000
Website: http://www.kornheiser.com

The finest Speech Recognition and Ergonomic Products.

Website: http://www.activeclick.com/

ActiveClick automatically Clicks the Mouse, can Drag Windows & Text without using your Hands, and Makes You Take Stretch Breaks to Help Relieve the Pain of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendentious, & RSI.

Adynware Corp.
Address:1126 Sanchez St., #4, San Francisco, CA 94114
Website: http://www.adyn.com/

Web Keyboard for Navigator enhances your keyboard's power in several areas. Web Keyboard for Navigator supports much improved link navigation using the keyboard. All the links on a page are numbered and visibly labeled with superscripts. You can key supports improved navigation of form fields using the keyboard. All user interface elements, are numbered and visibly labeled with superscripts you can key. Allows you to navigate frames by means of your keyboard. Supports mouseless interaction with the clipboard. Can be temporarily disabled with a single keystroke.

Albion StopNow!
Address:Albion Research Ltd., 3145 Ridgetop Road, Dunrobin, Ontario, Canada K0A 1T0
Website: http://www.albionresearch.com/astopnow/

Albion StopNow! gives you the reminder you need to take that RSI prevention break. StopNow's reminder is designed to be: obvious to you, but not too obvious to anyone else. Mildly annoying (so that you actually stop working), but not so annoying that you have to quit the program before using the computer in an emergency. Appropriate for a work environment. No pesky pop-ups to capture your mouse or lose your keystrokes! adapted to your varying work patterns. You'll never be reminded to take an unnecessary break.

Break Pal

A very unique stretch break program. Break Pal delivers office safe exercises to the desktop at timed intervals and also provides a social network so that users have virtual workout buddies. It uses the power of the peer for motivation.

Address:Glenister House, 14-16 King Street, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3DJ UK and 8335 Sunset Blvd., Suite 315, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone:UK- 01342 301639 US- (323) 337 9016
Website: http://www.cardinus.com/index.html

Cardinus workstation ergonomics solutions are designed to keep staff healthy while working at their computers. Systems include Workstation Safety Plus (e-learning and risk assessment) and HealthyWorking+, an innovative new software application that helps computer users manage their pauses and breaks.

CyberStretch by Jazzercise
Address:2460 Impala Drive; Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone:(760) 476-1750 ext. 7134
Fax:(760) 602-7180
Website: http://www.cyberstretch.com/

Jazzercise offers a free download called CyberStretch. It is an innovative software program that offers energizing stretch breaks to reduce tension and the risk of repetitive stress injuries in an easy-to-use interactive screensaver format. Because it is a screensaver, it reminds the user to do CyberStretch before starting to work on a computer, as well as throughout the day.

The Dasher Project
Address:David MacKay, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge
Phone:01223 339852
Website: http://www.inference.phy.cam.ac.uk/dasher/

Dasher is free software. It is an information-efficient text-entry interface, driven by natural continuous pointing gestures. Dasher is a competitive text-entry system wherever a full-size keyboard cannot be used - for example: on a palmtop computer; on a wearable computer; when operating a computer one-handed, by joystick, touchscreen, trackball, or mouse; when operating a computer with zero hands (i.e., by head-mouse or by eyetracker).

Desk Therapy
Address:Max Secchi Ltd, 1 Victoria Place, The Promenade Kingsbridge Devon TQ7 1JG
Website: http://www.desktherapy.com/

Desk Therapy is a desk exercise programme and an innovative approach to the increasing problem of musculo-skeletal dysfunction (MSD) associated with computer use which includes: Low back pain, Neck pain, Headache, Migraine, Frozen shoulder, Elbow pain (like tennis elbow), Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), and Eye strain and fatigue.

Address:1, Bernstein-Cohen St. Tel-Aviv, Israel
Phone:972 3 5254745
Website: http://www.desk-trainer.com/

Desk-Trainer has developed unique 5-6 minute interactive exercise programs to relieve Repetitive Strain Injury pains (RSI), to protect against computer injuries, to improve fitness and productivity for people at work-stations, at home and on the move. The exercises are a proprietary application of the Anat Baniel Method based on the work of Dr. Feldenkrais and his method. The content is produced as entertaining animation films.

Don Johnston's Developmental Equipment
Address:PO Box 639, 1000 N. Rand Rd. Bldg. 115, Wauconda, IL 60084
Phone:(800) 999-4660 or (708) 526-2682
Fax:(708) 526-4177
Website: http://www.donjohnston.com/

Educational Software. Co:Writer - word-prediction program.

The E Wave Corporation
Phone:305 576 2997
Website: http://www.thewavecorporation.com/

FLOW is a software program built with the primary goal of improving the physical and mental health among people who use computers as a significant part of their work day. The software components include 7 different exercise videos with Virtual Coach; a Nutrition Center; and Inspirations. All exercises are designed to be performed while sitting at a desk and they cover arms, chest, shoulders, back, abdominals, legs, and stretches. If you skip the program, our "virtual coach" will help you stay on track.

Easy Desktop Yoga
Address:MM4B, 4200 Park Boulevard, # 206, Oakland, California 94602
Website: http://www.easydesktopyoga.com/

International yoga teacher Juliet Lee shows you more than twenty exercises in full motion video to calm, invigorate or relax.

The Ergo CD
Website: http://www.masterytech.com/

The Ergo CD is a collection of resources for Ergonomic Professionals, Ergonomic Practitioners, and others with an interest in ergonomics.

ErgoLight Ltd.
Address:6 Giv'on St., Haifa 34335, Israel
Website: http://www.ergolight-sw.com/

Tools for extracting usability information from log files and to integrate them in suites for usability testing.

Address:11408 Cedar, Leawood, KS 66211
Phone:877-FOR-ERGO or 877-367-3746
Website: http://www.ergosmart.com.au/

ErgoSmart, ErgoTips, ErgoTools - VDT user ergonomic training.

Address:Ergosystems WMB, Huntingdon House, 278-290 Huntingdon Street, Nottingham, NG1 3LY
Phone:08700 46 24 50 or +44 0115 993 4230
Fax:08700 46 24 51
Website: http://www.ergosystems.co.uk

Ergonomic software for the office and factory. ErgoSystems flagship product VDUWorkstation used by over 100,000 users.

ErgoTrack Software, Inc.
Address:P.O.Box 787, Carrboro, NC 27520
Website: http://www.ergotrack.com/

Web-based analysis tools give you real answers to quickly and accurately resolve ergonomic issues.

Gino and Jos Innovations, Inc.
Address:9110-B Alcosta Blvd, #335, San Ramon, CA 94583
Phone:(925) 307-7015
Website: http://www.rsi-wrist-pain.com/

A versatile stretch break software application designed to remind users to take needed breaks from the keyboard while guiding them through stretches that when followed properly might help prevent repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel.

Grover Industries
Address:Minneapolis, MN 55443
Phone:(612) 709-2620
Website: http://www.groverind.com

Specializing in Voice Biometric and Voice Navigation technology (Powered by GiTech TM) for today's rapidly changing world. They focus on unique Voice Biometrics solutions and special needs for Voice Navigation allow modern personal and handheld computer users to take control in a way unmatched by antiquated manual technologies.

Hopkins Technology
Address:421 Hazel Lane, Hopkins, MN 55343-7116
Phone:(612) 931-9376
Fax:(612) 931-9377
Website: http://www.hoptechno.com/eb.htm

ExerciseBreak software helps personal computer users exercise at their desks to avoid repetitive-motion injury.

Interface Technologies, Inc.
Address:3200 Spring Forest Road, Suite 228, Raleigh, NC 27604
Website: http://www.iftech.com/

DeskEx Body Awareness System.

Inside Track Media
Address:Beech House, Padgate Business Park, Green Lane, Padgate, Warrington WA1 4JN United Kingdom
Phone:+44(0)1925 820600 / 820700
Website: http://www.insidetrackmedia.co.uk/

Prevent-IT! Office Safety is an innovative suite of health and safety software offering on demand DSE training, workstation and office assessment and instant, action-orientated reporting of the results.

MacBreakZ and Ergonomix
Website: http://www.publicspace.net/MacBreakZ/

Rest breaks are most effective when they are taken at regular intervals depending on how much you actually work. This is why MacBreakZ for MAC and Ergonomix for Windows monitors your actual work on the computer and triggers breaks according to your actual activity level.

Macro Express
Address:Insight Software Solutions, Inc., P.O. Box 106, Kaysville, UT 84037-0106
Phone:(801) 927-5009
Fax:(801) 927-5011
Website: http://www.macroexpress.com/

With Macro Express, you can record, edit and play back mouse and keyboard macros. Its powerful tools and robust features will make you more productive. Also, Ergonomix which is the same program for Windows.

Magnitude LLC
Address:401 Route 24, Chester, NJ 07930
Phone:(908) 879-2722
Fax:(908) 879-7006
Website: http://www.magnitude.com

ErgoSentry - Scientifically designed user tools to assure proper posture and pacing of work activity.

Mouse Vision Inc.
Address:1408 Walnut St., Newton, MA 02461
Website: http://www.visionww.org/techinfo.htm#METAMOUSE

VisualMouse is a software solution aimed to replace the computer mouse and keyboard and give hands free access to your PC. The cursor on the screen is controlled by simple head movements. All you need is a standard USB Webcam.

Para Technologies
Address:3273 Indiana Ave., Costa Mesa CA 92626
Phone:(714) 546-8619
Fax:(714) 546-4607
Website: http://www.paratec.com

Stretch Break software. Stretch Break reminds you to stretch. Then shows you how.

PC Dynamics, Inc.
Address:6104 Bryndale Avenue, Oak Park, CA 91377
Website: http://www.pcdynamics.com/

ScreenPlay - Screen saver with typing reminder.

Peak Performance
Address:South Pacific Software International Ltd., Suite 3, 216 Wicksteed Street, PO Box 7205, Wanganui, New Zealand.
Phone:+64 (06) 348 2450 or +64 (021) 0231 8602
Website: http://www.southpacificsoftware.com/

Peak Performance is the most effective approach for managing and preventing computer fatigue and computer related health problems like RIS / OOS.

Perfect Keyboard
Address:Pitrinec Software, Dolni Jircany 271, 252 44, Psary, Czech Republic
Website: http://www.pitrinec.com

Advanced and easy to use macro creation tools featuring visual macro builder, macro debugger and many macro triggering options: hot-keys, text shortcuts, mouse events, application specific toolbars, time scheduling and more. Create macros working in all Windows applications. Automate your daily repetitive tasks, save time and eliminate mistakes.

Possibility Outpost
Address:15764 Adams Ridge, Los Gatos CA 95033
Phone:(408) 353-6573
Website: http://www.possibility.com/PowerPause/


RSICover Software
Website: http://www.rsicover.com

RSICover is a comprehensive ergonomic software that prevents repetitive strain injuries when working on the computer for healthy and comfortable computing. Includes tracking work-break time, keystrokes, and mouse clicking/moving.

RSIGuard Software
Website: sales@rsiguard.com

RSIGuard is a comprehensive ergonomic tool for managing and preventing repetitive strain injury (RSI) such as carpal tunnel, tendonitis and deQuervain's. RSIGuard was designed to help without getting in the way.

Phone:+31 294 237007
Website: http://www.rsimaster.com/English/index.htm

RSI-Master offers a product (RSI-Master Personal) for the employee (to use on his/her computer) and a supervisory and management product (RSI-Master Professional) for the company's management.

Website: http://www.rsishield.com/english/general.php

RSI-Shield is the only program that not only provides breaks, but also really fights RSI actively. RSI-Shield can make the computer actions for you. You can, amongst other things, record frequently made operations, so you can play them back later on (fastened or repeatedly).

Website: http://www.rehabtool.com

Development of augmentative and alternative communication software as well as cognitive rehabilitation tools adapted to the special needs of physically challenged people. Offering includes multilingual text-to-speech, speech synthesis and voice recognition software, screen readers, ergonomic on-screen keyboards with word prediction capability.

Say I Can
Address:1474 University Ave. Ste 105, Berkeley, CA 94702
Phone:877-SAY-I-CAN (877-729-4226)or 510-644-9435
Website: http://www.sayican.com/

Provides books, software, and other products and services for speech recognition and other computing needs.

ScanSoft, Inc.
Address:9 Centennial Drive, Peabody, MA 01960
Website: http://www.scansoft.com/

ScanSoft enables Productivity Without Boundaries through its industry-leading desktop applications, developer toolkits and integrated technologies. ScanSoft's products instantly convert paper into digital information and enable the use of speech to deliver seamless, hands-free interaction with applications, services and devices.

Shelter Publications, Inc.
Phone:(415) 868-0280
Fax:(415) 868-9053
Website: http://www.shelterpub.com/

STRETCHWARE, by stretching expert Bob Anderson, author of Stretching and Stretching In the Office, is the computer software that reminds you to stretch.

Website: http://www.slouchguard.com/home.htm

Manufacturer of a program that uses a webcam to provide real-time feedback to users regarding their positioning (posture, typing style, etc). Essentially, the software is able to learn a user's range of comfortable positions and then remind the user to maintain these positions when the user moves away from them. The goal of the software really is to enhance a user's awareness of what her body is doing while she is working at the computer.

Website: http://www.smartmouse.com.au/

Fewer eye movements; Speed and ease of often used windows and IE operations; Early prevention of computer-related illness, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.

Address:Applied Human Factors, Inc., P.O. Box 228, Helotes, TX 78023
Phone:(210) 408-0098
Fax:(210) 408-0097
Website: http://www.ahf-net.com/sooth.htm

SoothSayer Word Prediction is a software program that can help you type faster and more accurately. It works in conjunction with other programs such as off-the-shelf word processors, web browsers, databases, spread sheets, etc.

Stretch Break
Address:Para Technologies, 3273 Indiana Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Website: http://www.paratec.com/

Stretch Break reminds you to stretch. Then shows you how.

WorkPace (Niche Software Ltd.)
Address:PO Box 31281, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone:+64 3 365 3050
Fax:+64 3 365 3045
Website: http://www.workpace.com

WorkPace - Sophisticated software for RSI prevention and rehabilitation.

Workplace Angel
Website: http://www.wpangel.com

Workplace Angel is a "must have" application developed by health care professionals and managers working in the office. It reminds you to have breaks periodically, to do some stretches or exercises and gives advices how to organize your workplace.

Website: http://www.workrave.org/

Workrave is a free (open software) program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). The program frequently alerts you to take micro-pauses, rest breaks and restricts you to your daily limit.

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