Grammer is Organizing a Congress for Spine Research for the Third Time

Grammer AG, a global supplier of components for passenger vehicle interiors and commercial vehicles seating systems, will be holding Ergomechanics®, an interdisciplinary congress that is internationally unique in this form, for the third time on September 26, 2017. Taking place at the Amberg Congress Center, the congress will be focusing on spine research in the context of driver seats with its specific strains and stress.


The Ergomechanics® Congress aims to provide a platform for sharing knowledge and improving the spine health of people in seated occupations. It sees itself as a public forum providing scope for sharing scientific and industrial findings with the aim of encouraging product designs and innovations for protecting people’s health.


The participants – scientists, industry experts, universities, development partners in the area of ergonomics, customers and the trade press – can expect numerous presentations on topics related to spine health in connection with practical driver seat applications and vehicle operation. The speakers include renowned ergonomics experts from international universities and from automotive and commercial vehicle companies such as John Deere, KION, Liebherr, BMW and Audi. The last Ergomechanics® congress attracted around 150 participants.


“We are pleased to have the opportunity of organizing the Ergomechanics® Congress again this year. The term Ergomechanics® symbolizes the intelligent link between ergonomics and biomechanics in the context of the operator system, i.e. the seat and seat environment in vehicles. User needs and perceived product quality are decisive factors in the development of seats,” says Dr. Susanne Frohriep, department Ergonomics at Grammer. 


In addition to health aspects, vehicle interior comfort is growing in importance in the automotive industry. Accordingly, the Congress will be addressing subjects such as strain reduction through seats and armrests, freedom of movement, protection from vibration, multifunctional designs and other innovations – among other things in the context of self-driving vehicles.