November 12, 2019

How does GRAMMER apply “Ergomechanics®” in Practice?

The product development process at GRAMMER has defined “perceived quality” as its guiding theme, which examines, evaluates and optimizes user-product interaction. The foundation for this are the users with their characteristics and capabilities. The products account for all aspects of interaction, such as the visual and haptic comfort, adjustment ranges, vibration comfort, and posture. Configuring the product to specific users and cases seeks to provide a positive product interaction in all details of the operator system in order to minimize driver stress and work load. New findings are incorporated in the development of new products.

 

What is “ergomechanics®”?

Ergomechanics® is a mindset aimed at ensuring spine mobility in seated positions by providing

suitable seat designs.  Furthermore, ergomechanics is interaction. We bring experts and engineers together to share ideas on healthy sitting and spine health. Last but not least, ergomechanics is also a repository of knowledge by means of our ergomechanics book series, the third volume of which will be published as a follow-up to the 2017 congress. It goes without saying that this knowledge is primarily used for our own product development, but it is also made public. This is a true market differentiator for our company.

 

Where does this Knowledge come from?

 

For decades now, GRAMMER has been maintaining a research partner network which works closely with the responsible internal departments, particularly R&D. In 2017, GRAMMER co-hosted the first international product comfort congress ICC in conjunction with three universities to explore the theoretical and practical aspects of comfort. 2017 also marks the 18th year in which the GRAMMER Award was awarded in recognition of advances in basic spine research. The contents of these partnerships as well as our own research are incorporated into product development at GRAMMER.