Ergonomics in the lab

A Comprehensive View of Humans in the Laboratory

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. This trend has also resulted in an increase in demands by users to work with ergonomically sophisticated products. Ergonomics is far beyond the  „ergonomically designed chair“. Eppendorf started to optimize the laboratory devices regarding ergonomics  already in the early 1970s. In 2003, we started the PhysioCare Concept, focusing on liquid handling devices like our pipettes.
Nowadays, the Eppendorf PhysioCare Concept is broaden up to include further laboratory products. The concept is  based on 3 spheres, developed as a holistic solution to harmonize the workflow in your laboratory with your health and well-being.

The ideal Eppendorf product fulfilling 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.