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Designing an Ergonomic Bench

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The ergonomic bench for backstrap weavers provides a culturally, environmentally and economically viable alternative to traditional work methods. Indigenous women report relief of pain, improved quality and increased productivity. Local people make the adjustable, rocking bench independently, and communities are empowered.


Weaver in the traditional kneeling posture, discussing her pain

Weaver using newly-designed bench.

LINK TO THE ARTICLE:
http://erg.sagepub.com/content/17/4/7.full.pdf+html