The internationally recognized Ergo Cup® competition, sponsored by the Ergonomics Center of North Carolina and Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina State University and presented by IISE, was held at the Applied Ergonomics Conference in New Orleans, LA from March 25-27, 2019.
Five Ergo Cup® awards are presented annually for outstanding solutions through training, engineering and teamwork. If you would like to see the Awards Ceremony, you can click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig29nKS3Das
Here are the winners:
2019 Ergonomics Program Improvement Initiative Ergo Cup® Winner
“Effective Leveraging Virtual Reality to Enhance Ergonomics Integration”
Lockheed Martin Space
2019 Workplace Solutions II Engineering/Ergonomist Driven Workplace Solutions Ergo Cup® Winner
“Auto-Bagger Easy Release Pole”
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
2019 Workplace Solutions II Engineering/Ergonomist Driven Workplace Solutions with Internal Competition Ergo Cup® Winner
“Harness Installation Hooks and Spool”
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation – Lockheed Martin
2019 Workplace Solutions I Team Driven Workplace Solutions Ergo Cup® Winner
“Stepanquat GA-90 (Ammonyx) Handling
Estée Lauder Companies – Aveda Corporation
2019 Workplace Solutions I Team Driven Workplace Solutions with Internal Competition Ergo Cup® Winner
“The Pit Crew”
Honda of America Manufacturing
East Liberty, Ohio
Ergo Excellence Awards
In addition to the Ergo Cup®, five Ergo Excellence awards are bestowed. The Ergo Excellence awards are chosen by ballot of all conference attendees. The criteria for these awards are the same as for the Ergo Cup.
2019 Ergo Cup® Excellence Award Winner for Innovation
“The Pup (IP Line Kit)”
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky
2019 Ergo Cup® Excellence Award Winner for Simplicity
Wegmans Food Markets
Rochester, New York
2019 Ergo Cup® Excellence Award Winner for Cost Savings
“3D Printed Self Lubrication Rail System”
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Inc.
San Antonio, Texas
2019 Ergo Cup® Excellence Award Winner for Ergonomics Risk Reduction
Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC
2019 Ergo Cup® Excellence Award Winner for Presentation Quality
“Automatic Fabric Puller”
La Ceiba, Honduras
CREATIVENESS IN ERGONOMICS (CE) AWARD
Creativeness in Ergonomics (CE) Student of the Year Award
Sponsored by CNA Insurance, this award recognizes achievements in ergonomics application or research, including process improvement, education, applied instrumentation and product development as submitted for presentation in a poster or oral presentation at the Applied Ergonomics Conference.
The Creativeness in Ergonomics (CE) Student of the Year Award Winners are:
University of Saskatchewan
“Getting to the Bottom of Shoulder Pain: An Ergonomic Assessment of Bovine Rectal Palpatations”
UNISOCIESC – Universidade Sociedade Educacional de Santa Catarina
Human and Ergonomic Impacts with the Advent of the Industry 4.0: Concepts Applied in an Automaker
Mississippi State University
Comfort Analysis of Using Smart Glasses During “Picking” and “Putting” Tasks
Texas A&M University
Can Ergonomics and Productivity be Impacted by Indoor Air Quality in Employees Working in Home Offices Full-time?
Creativeness in Ergonomics (CE) Practitioner of the Year Award
Sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., this award recognizes achievements in the creative application of ergonomics, including process improvement, education, applied instrumentation and product development.
Creativeness in Ergonomics Practitioner of the Year Award Winner
Dr. Ranjana Mehta
Texas A&M University
The Tom Waters Award
Sponsored by Liberty Mutual in recognition of the Best Manual Handling Presentation at the 2019 Applied Ergonomics Conference.
Tom Waters Material Handling Presentation Award Winner is
Ergo Human Performance LLC