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Date:7/6/2011

their idea into reality. Working in collaboration with students at the University of California, San Diego, the team further developed the Pad prototype. They are currently working on a pilot project with mentor Karen Jacobs, PhD, at Boston University to test its effectiveness.

"Our grant money has been used not only to further develop our prototype, but to do a lot of education about ergonomics and posture to kids, teachers, and families in our communities," said Colford.

The contest and ensuing pilot project have become an exciting opportunity for the Boys and their classmates to learn about the human factors/ergonomics discipline. "I learned that I really liked problem solving from this project," said Michael Walsh. "No matter what type of problem that came up, it was fun to find solutions."


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Contact: Lois Smith
lois@hfes.org
310-394-1811
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Source:Eurekalert

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