|American Psychological Association|
|Usability Professionals Association|
|Human Factors & Ergonomics Society|
Manufacturers and retailers offering ergonomic products.
The science of ergonomics has resulted in a wide variety of commercial products that enhance user safety and comfort while also increasing user productivity.
This section has listings of Vendors for Ergonomic Products. To see the ergonomic products that we sell, go to our Ergonomic Products Store.
We get many requests for links to various ergonomic products beyond what we carry in our store. In response, we are providing this list of links to locate vendors for a variety of ergonomic products offered on the Internet. While we do not endorse or recommend any of these products, we did make an attempt to include only those products that appear to have ergonomic benefits.
When in doubt about the ergonomic efficacy of a product, it is advisable to consult with an ergonomics professional. This is particularly true if you are ordering large quantities of a given product or if you are attempting to remedy an existing medical condition.
Usernomics can assist your company in making your products easy to learn, easy to use, aesthetically pleasing, and marketable. Our User Interface Design and Usability Testing professionals design both hardware and software products. Their experience covers a wide range of products including web-based and application software, consumer products, communication systems, and vehicles such as automobiles and aircraft.
We can also assist your company to make your workplace safe, efficient, and in compliance. Our Ergonomics Engineers apply a rigorous and systematic technique to ensure a hazard-free and worker-safe environment. We evaluate, design, and train your people to create an ongoing active safety program in your company. Our experience covers a wide range of workplace environments including the office, manufacturing floor, warehouse, and vehicles.
The links to products listed here were not designed by Usernomics, but have been designed by other companies to be ergonomically beneficial.
The following categories roughly describe the products carried by each company. The categories are approximate because many companies carry a variety of products, so you might want to scan more than one category.
The following Vendors are a selection of those offering Ergonomic Software Products:
This is a Vendors List
You must contact each vendor for product information.
See our Ergonomic Products Store for items you can browse or purchase.
|Address:||2470 El Camino Real, Suite 110, Palo Alto, CA, 94306-1701|
1stVoice is a leading reseller for the best voice recognition software (speech recognition software) available - Dragon NaturallySpeaking.
|A1 Productivity Products|
|Address:||7955 Raytheon Road, San Diego, CA 92111|
The finest Speech Recognition and Ergonomic Products.
ActiveClick automatically Clicks the Mouse, can Drag Windows & Text without using your Hands, and Makes You Take Stretch Breaks to Help Relieve the Pain of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendentious, & RSI.
|Address:||1126 Sanchez St., #4, San Francisco, CA 94114|
Web Keyboard for Navigator enhances your keyboard's power in several areas. Web Keyboard for Navigator supports much improved link navigation using the keyboard. All the links on a page are numbered and visibly labeled with superscripts. You can key supports improved navigation of form fields using the keyboard. All user interface elements, are numbered and visibly labeled with superscripts you can key. Allows you to navigate frames by means of your keyboard. Supports mouseless interaction with the clipboard. Can be temporarily disabled with a single keystroke.
|Address:||Albion Research Ltd., 3145 Ridgetop Road, Dunrobin, Ontario, Canada K0A 1T0|
Albion StopNow! gives you the reminder you need to take that RSI prevention break. StopNow's reminder is designed to be: obvious to you, but not too obvious to anyone else. Mildly annoying (so that you actually stop working), but not so annoying that you have to quit the program before using the computer in an emergency. Appropriate for a work environment. No pesky pop-ups to capture your mouse or lose your keystrokes! adapted to your varying work patterns. You'll never be reminded to take an unnecessary break.
A very unique stretch break program. Break Pal delivers office safe exercises to the desktop at timed intervals and also provides a social network so that users have virtual workout buddies. It uses the power of the peer for motivation.
|Address:||Glenister House, 14-16 King Street, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3DJ UK and 8335 Sunset Blvd., Suite 315, West Hollywood, CA 90069|
|Phone:||UK- 01342 301639 US- (323) 337 9016|
Cardinus workstation ergonomics solutions are designed to keep staff healthy while working at their computers. Systems include Workstation Safety Plus (e-learning and risk assessment) and HealthyWorking+, an innovative new software application that helps computer users manage their pauses and breaks.
|CyberStretch by Jazzercise|
|Address:||2460 Impala Drive; Carlsbad, CA 92008|
|Phone:||(760) 476-1750 ext. 7134|
Jazzercise offers a free download called CyberStretch. It is an innovative software program that offers energizing stretch breaks to reduce tension and the risk of repetitive stress injuries in an easy-to-use interactive screensaver format. Because it is a screensaver, it reminds the user to do CyberStretch before starting to work on a computer, as well as throughout the day.
|The Dasher Project|
|Address:||David MacKay, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge|
Dasher is free software. It is an information-efficient text-entry interface, driven by natural continuous pointing gestures. Dasher is a competitive text-entry system wherever a full-size keyboard cannot be used - for example: on a palmtop computer; on a wearable computer; when operating a computer one-handed, by joystick, touchscreen, trackball, or mouse; when operating a computer with zero hands (i.e., by head-mouse or by eyetracker).
|Address:||Max Secchi Ltd, 1 Victoria Place, The Promenade Kingsbridge Devon TQ7 1JG|
Desk Therapy is a desk exercise programme and an innovative approach to the increasing problem of musculo-skeletal dysfunction (MSD) associated with computer use which includes: Low back pain, Neck pain, Headache, Migraine, Frozen shoulder, Elbow pain (like tennis elbow), Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), and Eye strain and fatigue.
|Address:||1, Bernstein-Cohen St. Tel-Aviv, Israel|
|Phone:||972 3 5254745|
Desk-Trainer has developed unique 5-6 minute interactive exercise programs to relieve Repetitive Strain Injury pains (RSI), to protect against computer injuries, to improve fitness and productivity for people at work-stations, at home and on the move. The exercises are a proprietary application of the Anat Baniel Method based on the work of Dr. Feldenkrais and his method. The content is produced as entertaining animation films.
|Don Johnston's Developmental Equipment|
|Address:||PO Box 639, 1000 N. Rand Rd. Bldg. 115, Wauconda, IL 60084|
|Phone:||(800) 999-4660 or (708) 526-2682|
Educational Software. Co:Writer - word-prediction program.
|The E Wave Corporation|
|Phone:||305 576 2997|
FLOW is a software program built with the primary goal of improving the physical and mental health among people who use computers as a significant part of their work day. The software components include 7 different exercise videos with Virtual Coach; a Nutrition Center; and Inspirations. All exercises are designed to be performed while sitting at a desk and they cover arms, chest, shoulders, back, abdominals, legs, and stretches. If you skip the program, our "virtual coach" will help you stay on track.
|Easy Desktop Yoga|
|Address:||MM4B, 4200 Park Boulevard, # 206, Oakland, California 94602|
International yoga teacher Juliet Lee shows you more than twenty exercises in full motion video to calm, invigorate or relax.
|The Ergo CD|
The Ergo CD is a collection of resources for Ergonomic Professionals, Ergonomic Practitioners, and others with an interest in ergonomics.
|Address:||6 Giv'on St., Haifa 34335, Israel|
Tools for extracting usability information from log files and to integrate them in suites for usability testing.
|Address:||11408 Cedar, Leawood, KS 66211|
|Phone:||877-FOR-ERGO or 877-367-3746|
ErgoSmart, ErgoTips, ErgoTools - VDT user ergonomic training.
|Address:||Ergosystems WMB, Huntingdon House, 278-290 Huntingdon Street, Nottingham, NG1 3LY|
|Phone:||08700 46 24 50 or +44 0115 993 4230|
|Fax:||08700 46 24 51|
Ergonomic software for the office and factory. ErgoSystems flagship product VDUWorkstation used by over 100,000 users.
|ErgoTrack Software, Inc.|
|Address:||P.O.Box 787, Carrboro, NC 27520|
Web-based analysis tools give you real answers to quickly and accurately resolve ergonomic issues.
|Gino and Jos Innovations, Inc.|
|Address:||9110-B Alcosta Blvd, #335, San Ramon, CA 94583|
A versatile stretch break software application designed to remind users to take needed breaks from the keyboard while guiding them through stretches that when followed properly might help prevent repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel.
|Address:||Minneapolis, MN 55443|
Specializing in Voice Biometric and Voice Navigation technology (Powered by GiTech TM) for today's rapidly changing world. They focus on unique Voice Biometrics solutions and special needs for Voice Navigation allow modern personal and handheld computer users to take control in a way unmatched by antiquated manual technologies.
|Address:||421 Hazel Lane, Hopkins, MN 55343-7116|
ExerciseBreak software helps personal computer users exercise at their desks to avoid repetitive-motion injury.
|Interface Technologies, Inc.|
|Address:||3200 Spring Forest Road, Suite 228, Raleigh, NC 27604|
DeskEx Body Awareness System.
|Inside Track Media|
|Address:||Beech House, Padgate Business Park, Green Lane, Padgate, Warrington WA1 4JN United Kingdom|
|Phone:||+44(0)1925 820600 / 820700|
Prevent-IT! Office Safety is an innovative suite of health and safety software offering on demand DSE training, workstation and office assessment and instant, action-orientated reporting of the results.
|MacBreakZ and Ergonomix|
Rest breaks are most effective when they are taken at regular intervals depending on how much you actually work. This is why MacBreakZ for MAC and Ergonomix for Windows monitors your actual work on the computer and triggers breaks according to your actual activity level.
|Address:||Insight Software Solutions, Inc., P.O. Box 106, Kaysville, UT 84037-0106|
With Macro Express, you can record, edit and play back mouse and keyboard macros. Its powerful tools and robust features will make you more productive. Also, Ergonomix which is the same program for Windows.
|Address:||401 Route 24, Chester, NJ 07930|
ErgoSentry - Scientifically designed user tools to assure proper posture and pacing of work activity.
|Mouse Vision Inc.|
|Address:||1408 Walnut St., Newton, MA 02461|
VisualMouse is a software solution aimed to replace the computer mouse and keyboard and give hands free access to your PC. The cursor on the screen is controlled by simple head movements. All you need is a standard USB Webcam.
|Address:||3273 Indiana Ave., Costa Mesa CA 92626|
Stretch Break software. Stretch Break reminds you to stretch. Then shows you how.
|PC Dynamics, Inc.|
|Address:||6104 Bryndale Avenue, Oak Park, CA 91377|
ScreenPlay - Screen saver with typing reminder.
|Address:||South Pacific Software International Ltd., Suite 3, 216 Wicksteed Street, PO Box 7205, Wanganui, New Zealand.|
|Phone:||+64 (06) 348 2450 or +64 (021) 0231 8602|
Peak Performance is the most effective approach for managing and preventing computer fatigue and computer related health problems like RIS / OOS.
|Address:||Pitrinec Software, Dolni Jircany 271, 252 44, Psary, Czech Republic|
Advanced and easy to use macro creation tools featuring visual macro builder, macro debugger and many macro triggering options: hot-keys, text shortcuts, mouse events, application specific toolbars, time scheduling and more. Create macros working in all Windows applications. Automate your daily repetitive tasks, save time and eliminate mistakes.
|Address:||15764 Adams Ridge, Los Gatos CA 95033|
RSICover is a comprehensive ergonomic software that prevents repetitive strain injuries when working on the computer for healthy and comfortable computing. Includes tracking work-break time, keystrokes, and mouse clicking/moving.
RSIGuard is a comprehensive ergonomic tool for managing and preventing repetitive strain injury (RSI) such as carpal tunnel, tendonitis and deQuervain's. RSIGuard was designed to help without getting in the way.
|Phone:||+31 294 237007|
RSI-Master offers a product (RSI-Master Personal) for the employee (to use on his/her computer) and a supervisory and management product (RSI-Master Professional) for the company's management.
RSI-Shield is the only program that not only provides breaks, but also really fights RSI actively. RSI-Shield can make the computer actions for you. You can, amongst other things, record frequently made operations, so you can play them back later on (fastened or repeatedly).
Development of augmentative and alternative communication software as well as cognitive rehabilitation tools adapted to the special needs of physically challenged people. Offering includes multilingual text-to-speech, speech synthesis and voice recognition software, screen readers, ergonomic on-screen keyboards with word prediction capability.
|Say I Can|
|Address:||1474 University Ave. Ste 105, Berkeley, CA 94702|
|Phone:||877-SAY-I-CAN (877-729-4226)or 510-644-9435|
Provides books, software, and other products and services for speech recognition and other computing needs.
|Address:||9 Centennial Drive, Peabody, MA 01960|
ScanSoft enables Productivity Without Boundaries through its industry-leading desktop applications, developer toolkits and integrated technologies. ScanSoft's products instantly convert paper into digital information and enable the use of speech to deliver seamless, hands-free interaction with applications, services and devices.
|Shelter Publications, Inc.|
STRETCHWARE, by stretching expert Bob Anderson, author of Stretching and Stretching In the Office, is the computer software that reminds you to stretch.
Manufacturer of a program that uses a webcam to provide real-time feedback to users regarding their positioning (posture, typing style, etc). Essentially, the software is able to learn a user's range of comfortable positions and then remind the user to maintain these positions when the user moves away from them. The goal of the software really is to enhance a user's awareness of what her body is doing while she is working at the computer.
Fewer eye movements; Speed and ease of often used windows and IE operations; Early prevention of computer-related illness, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
|Address:||Applied Human Factors, Inc., P.O. Box 228, Helotes, TX 78023|
SoothSayer Word Prediction is a software program that can help you type faster and more accurately. It works in conjunction with other programs such as off-the-shelf word processors, web browsers, databases, spread sheets, etc.
|Address:||Para Technologies, 3273 Indiana Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626|
Stretch Break reminds you to stretch. Then shows you how.
|WorkPace (Niche Software Ltd.)|
|Address:||PO Box 31281, Christchurch, New Zealand|
|Phone:||+64 3 365 3050|
|Fax:||+64 3 365 3045|
WorkPace - Sophisticated software for RSI prevention and rehabilitation.
Workplace Angel is a "must have" application developed by health care professionals and managers working in the office. It reminds you to have breaks periodically, to do some stretches or exercises and gives advices how to organize your workplace.
Workrave is a free (open software) program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). The program frequently alerts you to take micro-pauses, rest breaks and restricts you to your daily limit.