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a air plane seat that resembles a bicycle seat

Airbus Files for Bicycle Seat Patent

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The other commenters on this article, such as by my good friend Charles Mauro, have said enough about the poor ergonomics of Airbus’s bicycle seat patent.

The seat design featured in the patent is barbarically sparse, without even basic necessities like a backrest, tray tables or any leg room to speak of. In fact, the seats don’t even appear to function like seats; instead they are designed to prop up the flyer in an awkward semi-upright position to reduce the space required between rows.

But let’s think outside the box here. What if instead of the bicycle seat, we had a spinning class flight?

work gloves

First Responder Gloves

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When choosing a work glove, there are several criteria that need to be considered to optimize the combination of performance and safety. Too often, a worker will remove a glove that degrades his or her touch sensitivity or fine motor control and get cut, burned, or electrocuted as a result. OSHA has a good guide for general considerations like thermal protection, touch sensitivity, tear and puncture resistance, and other criteria…

Ergonomic Design: Buzzword or Key Differentiator?

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Is this really an ergonomic improvement? Or is it just aesthetics fooling our body into thinking it will feel good? “Home Depot’s new Big Gripper all-purpose bucket is a handy improvement on the old school, five-gallon contractor pail. An ergonomic handle and patent pending “pocket grip” on the underside sets the product apart on the shelf, but more importantly, the design is a showpiece for a new approach to big box merchandising.”…