Safety App Of The Week

November 4, 2013 Dave Weber No Comments


 

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Below is our “Safety App of the Week”.  These weekly features are published every Monday.  New apps are tested on Apple iPads and rated from to ♥♥♥♥♥ (♥♥♥♥♥ is the best).  Prior app of the week articles are archived here.

Office Ergonomics

Official Description  

“Do you spend long days at your computer? This essential app will help you set up your workstation correctly to prevent discomfort and injury. Don’t delay your body will thank you!

This step by step guide is loaded with animated graphics and helpful tips to help you quickly optimize your set-up for comfort. These practical solutions will help you make the most of what you have, and potentially identify what you may be missing. Don’t set up your office or buy furniture without this app!

Every day at EWI Works Inc. we see the discomfort and injury resulting from poorly adjusted workstations, this discomfort is totally preventable with the right set-up. Developed in collaboration with a team of highly trained professional certified ergonomists, this app is intended to make basic ergonomic know-how accessible to everyone in a convenient affordable and easy to understand format. Thanks for your interest!. “1

 

Thumbs Up

  • cost is only $1.99
  • no registration or sign in required
  • well organized – easy and logical to use without any instruction
  • colorful animations – visually appealing
  •  if you give an incorrect answer, the app offers you multiple solutions
  • saves lots of time if you will be analyzing dozens of computer workstations
  • using this app is easy and fun
  • can be used off-line
  • both iPhone and iPad versions

 

Thumbs Down

  • does not address the leading cause of office worker injuries – keyboards and mouses!
  • does not have an appendix telling you where to find ergonomic office equipment

 

Overall Rating

  • iPad –  ♥♥♥♥
  • Android – no longer available

 

¹ Descriptions courtesy of Apple Inc.

 

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