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Alan Hedge, PhD, CPE
Professor, Ergonomics
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

About Alan Hedge, PhD, CPE

Professor Hedge directs the new Human Factors and Ergonomics Program (HFEP). His research focuses on understanding how to create environmental conditions and ergonomic design criteria for healthy and productive workplaces. Using field experimental approaches and environmental and worker survey methods, it considers how indoor air quality impacts on worker performance and health, and how this is modified by organizational policies and environmental design modifications.

Articles Written by Alan Hedge, PhD, CPE

Back Care for Sitting Work

Sitting has become a way of life for many Americans. It is necessary to be aware of the importance of sitting in a proper chair to keep your back pain free.

Workstation Ergonomics: Take a Break!

All ergonomists agree that it is a good idea to take frequent, brief rest breaks from computer and desk work.

Ergonomic Tips: Computer Use by Senior Citizens

People of all ages can benefit from the computer use tips presented in this article by Dr. Alan Hedge.

Workstation Ergonomic Tips: Computer Monitors and Posture

Properly positioning your computer's monitor or screen and body posture are key ergonomic considerations when setting up a workstation.

Ergonomic Guidelines for Computer Workstations - 10 Steps for Users

A well-known ergonomic expert provides important steps that can ultimately reduce neck and back pain.

Workstation Ergonomics: Keyboard and Computer Use

A good workstation ergonomic arrangement will allow any computer user to work in a neutral, relaxed, ideal typing posture that will minimize the risk of developing any injury.

Back Care on Airplanes

How to take care of your neck and back during plane travel. Tips to prevent and manage pain while confined to the cabin.

Driving and Back Care

Many drivers complain of back pain. Tips to help you adapt your seat options, suggestions for making ergonomic choices, and how to sit in a vehicle.

Ergonomic Keyboard and Mouse Use

A variety of alternative ergonomic designs for these devices have been developed.

Workstation Ergonomics: Guidelines for Computer Use by Children

Like adults, kids can develop back pain too. Teach your child these easy ways to avoid back and neck pain.

How to Avoid Neck Pain at the Office

Eight important tips from an ergonomics' expert about avoiding neck and upper back pain while working at a computer.

Are You Sitting Comfortably? How Your Chair Can Cause Back Pain

There is no single best ergonomic chair. But there are questions to answer to help you determine if the chair is right for you.

Save Your Back with Sleep

Sleep is essential for everyone. The spine, in particular, greatly benefits from adequate sleep.

Ergonomically Designed Computer Products: Are All Beneficial?

Keyboard, mousing, writing and viewing documents on a computer monitor require different height adjustments for an optimal ergonomic work space.

Ergonomic Tips to Choosing and Using Laptop Computers

Current laptop and notebook computers suffer an ergnomic design flaw; the keyboard and screen is connected. An expert provides users with many tips for a healthier neck and hands during use.

Articles Reviewed by Alan Hedge, PhD, CPE

A Vacation from Back Pain

Summer is the season to burn some vacation time and hit the road. The longer days and warmer weather may make it easier to get away, but summer travel includes cramped flights and seemingly-endless road trips. And that can take a toll on your back.

Sitting, Redefined

Many are using stability balls in place of traditional chairs to improve posture, concentration, learning, and prevention of back pain.

Why Does My Back Always Hurt?

Article from physical therapists on 4 things you can do today to reduce or prevent low back pain. Small changes can make a difference in your pain relief.

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