I had the pleasure of having a conversation with David Antle about his recent studies and blog initiatives. David initially engaged with us through our weekly #ergochat—the ergonomics twitter chat hosted by @HeatherRou. We originally spoke about different ergonomic topics, and this is the first one that came to fruition.
David’s post, “The Multi-Factored Issue of Adapting Working Posture,” explores factors around the ergonomic way of discussing sit-stand. David brings a whole new perspective from the ergonomic field, and it was energizing to meld his theories with our own sit-stand manufacturing concepts. He spoke about the systemic approach to sitting AND standing too much, how postural change can be affected by task, and talking in terms of productivity and ROI to engage employers.
We look forward to future collaborations and blog posts together. Also, be sure to join for the next #ergochat—a great forum to discuss how ergonomics and research is ever changing. We’d love to hear your perspective as well!
David M. Antle is a PhD candidate at the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at McGill University (Montreal, QC, Canada) where he is completing a research project on the impacts of working posture on health and performance outcomes in production work. David can be reached on Twitter and at his blog.