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Ergo-X Symposium: Exoskeletons in the Workplace

Sponsors

HFES thanks the following organizations for their generous support of the 2018 International Annual Meeting. 

 
 

Women's Lunch Sponsor – The Aerospace Systems Technical Group is concerned with the application of human factors to the development, design, certification, operation, and maintenance of human-machine systems in aviation and space environments. The group addresses issues for civilian and military systems in the realms of performance and safety.

 

                     Business Wire

 

UX Day Alternative Session Sponsor

 

                  

Student Lounge (Tuesday) Sponsor –Distinguish yourself. Established in 1990, BCPE’s certification symbolizes excellence in the practice of human factors/ergonomics/ user experience. For information about certification and its
benefits, stop by our exhibit.

 










 

Lanyard Sponsor  |  PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Junior Sponsor – Creative. Flexible. Research-minded. Bold Insight is a human factors research agency. From user research informing early product design to global human factors validation, we specialize in applying HF engineering to all phases of product development. We bring the expertise of a large agency and the imagination and agility of a startup to each project.



Women's Lunch Sponsor –The Cognitive Engineering And Decision Making Technical Group encourages research on human cognition and decision making and the application of this knowledge to the design of systems and training programs. Emphasis is on considerations of descriptive models, processes, and characteristics of human decision making, alone or in conjunction with other individuals or intelligent systems; factors that affect decision making and cognition in naturalistic task settings; technologies for assisting, modifying, or supplementing human decision making; and training strategies for assisting or influencing decision making. 












 



PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Senior Sponsor – Core Human Factors helps companies see their products from their users' perspectives. Our services support decisions throughout the design lifecycle, from initial concept through post-market remediation. Our niche is regulatory compliance and liability control for high-risk products such as medical and drug-delivery devices. We conduct studies around the world and maintain three in-house testing suites.



PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Principal Sponsor – Design Science has been providing global human factors support (usability testing, contextual inquiry, and labeling/instructions for use design) for medical product development since 1991. We have worked on a variety of systems, including surgical instruments, diagnostic equipment, pharmaceutical packaging, combination products, and software for start-ups to Fortune 100 pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers.
 


         
             DesignThink Studios



 

PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Principal Sponsor 
 







 

PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Principal Sponsor – Hill-Rom is a leading global medical technology company with 10,000 employees worldwide. We partner with health-care providers in more than 100 countries by focusing on patient care solutions that improve clinical and economic outcomes in five core areas: Advancing Mobility, Wound Care and Prevention, Patient Monitoring and Diagnostics, Surgical Safety and Efficiency, and Respiratory Health. Around the world, Hill-Rom's people, products, and programs work towards one mission: Every day, around the world, we enhance outcomes for patients and their caregivers.

 













 

PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Junior Sponsor – Human Factors in Context LLC provides human factors and usability engineering support during all phases of product design and development. Principal consultant, Keith Karn, and a multidisciplinary team of collaborators emphasize up-front user research in the context of the products people use, the tasks they perform, and the environments in which they work and play. Typical domains in which we work include consumer products, medical devices, and the hybrid of these two core areas: medsumer products (consumer medical devices used at home).
 











 

Women's Lunch Sponsor – The Institute for Simulation and Training was established to conduct research and develop technology that advances the state of the art in affordable and effective human-centered simulation capabilities and training systems. Founded in 1982 as a research unit of the University of Central Florida and reporting directly to the Vice President for Research and Commercialization, the Institute provides a wide range of research and information services for the modeling, simulation and training community. The Institute is one of more than 150 public and private entities specializing in simulation and training and located along a coast-to-coast high tech corridor from Tampa to Daytona Beach—the largest concentration of this expertise in the world.








 


PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Junior SponsorLoring Human Factors, LLC is a consultancy helping clients design seamless, safe, and successful user experiences through the application of human factors engineering. Services include user research, user interface design, usability testing, training and workshops, and medical device regulatory advice.
 









 

PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Principal Sponsor – Located in Washington, DC, MedStar Health’s National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare brings together human factors engineers, psychologists, industrial systems engineers, health services researchers, and clinicians to conduct basic safety science and applied research to improve healthcare safety, efficiency, and reliability.



        Nuance Communications
 

Women's Lunch Sponsor








 

PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Principal SponsorStarship Health Technologies provides applied research, mHealth technology development and user-centered design consulting.  Today, Starship is conducting health services research to improve core processes such as care coordination and clinical communications; creating public health interventions to reduce health disparities and to empower patients; and applying advanced learning technologies to augment medical and patient education with virtual environments.  Starship serves a national customer base from our offices in suburban Philadelphia, and is eager to talk to you about how we can work together.

 





 

Women's Lunch Sponsor – Doctoral and Master's programs in health informatics now available through the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dept. of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences (UIC). Tracks in health-centered social and organizational issues as well as technical systems.










 

PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Senior SponsorUserWorks is a Washington, DC area corporation that has provided user experience design, usability engineering, and human factors research consulting services since 1989. Clients have included over 200 organizations spanning the government, non-profit, and private sectors. Services include requirements definition, interaction design, user research including usability testing, accessibility analyses, human performance R&D, and participant recruiting.




           Waldemar Karwowski​


 

Alphonse Chapanis Best Student Paper Award Sponsor

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Distinguish yourself. Established in 1990, BCPE’s certification symbolizes excellence in the practice of human factors/ergonomics/ user experience. For information about certification and its
benefits, stop by our exhibit.

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support. Find out what Boeing is doing to advance ergonomics and create wearable machines that protect workers from injuries, while enhancing their performance and capabilities for building and servicing our amazing products.

 



 



 

Creative. Flexible. Research-minded. Bold Insight is a human factors research agency. From user research informing early product design to global human factors validation, we specialize in applying HF engineering to all phases of product development. We bring the expertise of a large agency and the imagination and agility of a startup to each project.

 

Design Science has been providing global human factors support (usability testing, contextual inquiry, and labeling/instructions for use design) for medical product development since 1991. We have worked on a variety of systems, including surgical instruments, diagnostic equipment, pharmaceutical packaging, combination products, and software for start-ups to Fortune 100 pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers.

 










 

Since 1912, Liberty Mutual has provided broad, competitively priced insurance products and services to meet the ever-changing needs of its customers. Liberty Mutual blends a full range of primary, excess, and specialty commercial insurance products with superior risk engineering that helps prevent the incidents that spark claims, and claims management that produces superior outcomes when injuries happen. Liberty Mutual is known worldwide for its in-depth expertise, financial strength, and dedication to helping people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow. Liberty Mutual is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor.