Ergonomic Design

BackBliss HAVE been tested on humans! Results of Ergonomic Tests

 

BackBliss products have been tested by Alison J Messenger BSc MSc M.Erg.S

BackBliss was ergonomically tested in the UK prior to production by Alison J Messenger BSc MSc M.Erg.S of Castle Ergonomics who developed a questionnaire to evaluate the products during testing.

BackBliss products were tested on a variety of men and women who were chosen because of their different body shapes and sizes. As both the lotion applicator and the back scratcher are hand-held devices Alison devised a test that took into account the length and breadth of testers hands as well as the length and widths of their backs.

During Alison’s testing, she documented her results using photographs of the testers using the products and reported that over 90% of testers could reach the middle of their backs easily and the product was comfortable to use.

The testers used the applicator in three ways to reach the middle of their backs 

(1) downwards over each shoulder in an up and down motion as well as side to side sweeps

(2) horizontally from between each underarm and waist in a side to side motion with up and down sweeps, and 

(3) upwards from the lower back/waist in an up and down motion with side to side sweeps

Conclusion

BackBliss products can be used comfortably by 90% of the population to reach the middle of their backs to apply a variety of creams and lotions.

References

Pheasant, S. (1988). BodySpace: Anthropometry, Ergonomics and Design. Taylor and Francis Limited. London Department of Trade and Industry (1998). ADULTDATA - The handbook of Adult Measurements and Capabilities, Department of Trade and Industry London