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2021 IEA – The International Ergonomics Association

The IES 2021, 13-18 June in Vancouver was themed: “HFE (Human Factors and Ergonomics) in a connected world/L, ergonomie 4,0”, it speaks to the role of emerging G5 technologies.

The conference was a hybrid event, comprising both an in-person conference and a virtual conference:

Session 12A
Wednesday 16th June – North American Footwear Focus, chaired by  Steve Thorpe.

Session 18C
Thursday 17th June – Workshop Human Slip Based Tribometer Standards Update on  ASTM Committee F13. Carl Strautins as co-author.

Session 18H
Thursday 17th June – Visual Ergonomics and Ergonomics in Design for all Symposium – Accessibility and Usability for All: Indoor visual environments.  Luminance Contrast Standards, the Boy Who Could, and Visionary Pathfinders.  Richard Bowman as co-author.

Session 19B
Thursday 17th June – Tribometers Gaining and Using Useful Data. How Might Slip Resistance Standards Become More Evidenced Based.  Richard Bowman was the Author.

Session 20J
Thursday 17th June – Code, Stairs and Safety, chaired by Richard Bowman.
Do Stairs with Visual Cues Lead to Fewer Missteps? presented by Steve Thorpe. Steve Thorpe and Mike Roys were the authors.

IEA2021 a Resounding Success!
Thank you to IEA2021 delegates who voiced overwhelming positive response to the Congress. It was a resounding success thanks to the many hours of effort by and the perseverance of the members of the Organizing Committee in overcoming the many challenges thrown our way. Special thanks to Nancy Black and Patrick Neumann for their outstanding management of the Technical Program. We thank our generous sponsors exhibitors the IEA Technical Committee Chairs and symposia organizers the brilliant keynote speakers and Springer for publishing the Proceedings. Thank you also to Prestige Accommodations and in particular Laurie Ybarra and Christine Reinhard for their impeccable administrative support. It was a pleasure to work with everyone to make this happen.

Updated 17/08/2021

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