Every professional and educational activity has special requirements when it comes to ergonomic workplace design. The environment and products should provide optimal support for working and learning and minimise physical strain as much as possible. The topic of ergonomics is also becoming increasingly important for manufacturers in the stationery sector. To further this development, Insights-X, together with the renowned IGR (Institute for Health and Ergonomics), will present the Special Award Ergonomics to outstanding ergonomic products in the two categories "Writing Instruments" and "(School) Bags and Backpacks". The aim is to make more companies aware of the topic of ergonomics and to encourage manufacturers to strive for the highest quality standards in ergonomic products.
Renowned manufacturers have applied for the award again this year. The nominees for the two categories have already been determined. Which product will be awarded the prize will be decided on 7 October 2021. As part of their application, the manufacturers were not only able to describe their products comprehensively, but also explain what ergonomics means to their company and why they optimise product development in this respect. We have picked out a few interesting statements for you.
"Ergonomics is our passion! As a family business, we place great value on health in everyday life and ergonomics is an essential aspect of this. Schneiders Vienna has many years of experience in the design and manufacture of school bags and backpacks. We are constantly testing and improving our products. Our Schneiders school bags and walker backpacks are ergonomically tested and certified by the Karl Landsteiner Institute for Orthopaedics in Vienna. This is how we can make a contribution to health in everyday life. We think it's great that Insights-X also attaches great importance to ergonomics and that we are pulling together for better health in everyday life! We ourselves test our products and their quality in unusual situations. For example, we recently did some teambuilding while climbing a via ferrata. The photo shows us at the summit."
"A healthy back is the be-all and end-all - that's why the school bag has to fit ergonomically perfectly at any age to offer maximum freedom of movement. Like our all-rounder, the stable ErgoFlex MAX. It is one of the lightest models on the school bag market and combines optimum safety with the highest quality and stylish design. There are many reasons for our participation in the Special Award Ergonomics: The focus is, of course, on the health of our children - quality seals help parents to find the right school bag."
"We believe that school bags should not only look good, but also be practical and well thought out. That's why our BAAGL brand was founded. We produce ergonomically shaped satchels with reinforced backs, a range of protective elements, adjustable straps and many other features. Our brand pays attention to quality materials, ergonomics and children's health. Participating in the Special Award Ergonomics is a great way to showcase our work, but also to continue to improve and be inspired by others."
Discover the nominated products of the Special Award Ergonomics 2021 in the categories writing utensils as well as (school) bags and backpacks.
The winners will be announced on 7 October 2021.