Ergonomics in the lab

Annoyed by uncomfortable handling in the lab?

Workflows in today’s laboratories are becoming ever more condensed, and the strain of laboratory work is constantly increasing – making the ergonomics of laboratory devices and the entire work environment more and more important.

Ergonomic aspects are becoming higher priority: Personal health status or corporate sickness levels of employees due to back bone trouble or handwrist load – everyone tries to reduce the stress.

The field of ergonomics extends far beyond just chairs that simply have an ergonomic design, a point underlined by Eppendorf’s efforts to optimize laboratory devices as early as the start of the 1970s. This work has continued through to the 2003 launch of our PhysioCare Concept, which focused on liquid handling devices like our pipettes.

Currently, the Eppendorf PhysioCare Concept covers our entire laboratory product portfolio. Ergonomic aspects are part of every new product development.

The PhysioCare Concept is based on three spheres, developed as a holistic solution to harmonize the workflow in your laboratory with your health and well-being. Feel well in all three spheres.

An Eppendorf product developed based on the PhysioCare concept provides a comprehensive approach for the user. Starting with an ergonomic design of the product itself (e.g. smooth shape, low weight, low needed forces, intuitive user interface,…), fitting into an ergonomic work space, and finally supporting an optimal workflow within the lab.