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Ergonomics Expert Provides Insight about the Use of New Technologies

Jean Schiller, Certified Professional Ergonomist, provides insight to the American Chiropractic Association about musculoskeletal disorders associated with the overuse of technologies such as PDAs and gaming systems.

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PRLog (Press Release) - Mar. 13, 2009 - Tenor Design LLC (http://www.tenordesign.com) is delighted to announce that owner and lead investigator, Jean Schiller, has contributed to a recent edition of ACA News (www.acatoday.org/acanews).  As an expert in ergonomics, Ms. Schiller provided insight and advice about disorders associated with the use of new technologies such as personal digital assistants (PDAs) and gaming devices such as the Nintendo Wii.

ACA News is the monthly magazine of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA, http://www.acatoday.org) and is a well-respected source for timely information about national legislative, insurance and media-related issues that affect doctors of chiropractic medicine. The magazine offers informative monthly feature stories and regular columns that explore subjects such as practice management, health and wellness, integrative care and professional ethics. The publication is mailed to 45,000 chiropractic professionals across the country.

Ms. Schiller, a Certified Professional Ergonomist (C.P.E.) and Certified Product Safety Manager (CPSM), holds a B.S.E. and an M.S.E. from the University of Michigan in Industrial and Operations Engineering.  Deeply involved in the human factors and product design community, she is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), the Usability Professionals Association (UPA) and the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).  She has served on American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards committees and has held several officer positions in various HFES Technical Groups.

Ms. Schiller, having many years of hands on experience and a great deal of expertise in the areas of musculoskeletal disorders, usability, and product design, was recently interviewed by Nataliya Schetchikova, PhD, the Associate Editor of ACA News. The article, "Thumbs Up:  Beware of New Ergonomic Hazards" detailed the ergonomic issues of using popular technologies such as PDAs, Blackberries, and Wii Gaming Systems. (See http://www.acatoday.org/content_css.cfm?CID=3095.)  Ms. Schiller offered vast insight into the potentially harmful activities of texting and PDA overuse, and offered simple solutions to prevent these musculoskeletal disorders.

Ms. Schiller is a proponent of treating the whole person and is available for consultation.

ABOUT Tenor Design LLC -- Tenor Design LLC is a consulting company that offers services related to human factors, ergonomics, user research and usability.  It provides services for the design of products, websites and workplaces so that they are more user friendly.  Tenor Design LLC was formed in 2004 by the Owner / Principal Investigator, Jean Schiller, who has over 15 years experience in the field.

For additional information, please contact Tenor Design LLC at (734) 913-0855 or visit http://www.tenordesign.com.

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ABOUT Tenor Design LLC -- Tenor Design LLC is a consulting company that offers services related to human factors, ergonomics, user research and usability. It provides services for the design of products, websites and workplaces so that they are more user friendly. Tenor Design LLC was formed in 2004 by the Owner / Principal Investigator, Jean Schiller, who has over 15 years experience in the field.

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Source:Tenor Design LLC
Phone:734-913-0855
Zip:48180
City/Town:Taylor - Michigan - United States
Industry:Consumer, Health, Technology
Tags:BLACKBERRY, pda, nintendo, wii, ergonomics, chiropractic, human factors, usability, texting, video games
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