Ergonomics on the way to school

Off to school in the morning and back home again in the afternoon – most children are allowed to make their own way to school once they get into first grade. Naturally they have to take their school materials with them. They pack their text books, exercise books and pens into their satchel and carry it to school on foot or by bicycle. The study of ergonomics on the way to school is about improving this everyday situation – asking what effect the weight of the satchel has on the health of the child and investigating the extent to which backache and poor posture can be prevented. There are various approaches and possible solutions, from back padding, harnesses and an even distribution of weight right through to the dimensions and weight of the satchel. Click here to find out how ergobag combines the individual features in one integrated package.