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PSHFES Members-only Dinner meeting with Australian Ergonomics Researcher!

  • June 14, 2010
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Billy Baroo’s, 13500 Interurban Ave S, Tukwila, WA 98168; (206) 588-2763; www.billybaroos.com

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PSHFES MEMBER-ONLY EVENT FOR 2010!

Dinner Meeting Australian Researcher Leon Straker - Guest Speaker

This is a MEMBERS-ONLY event for PSHFES members, free of charge.

When: June 14th, 2010
6:30 p.m. – Networking

7:00 p.m. – Dinner
8:00 p.m. - Presentation

Where: Billy Baroo's

13500 Interurban Ave S, Tukwila, WA 98168

(206) 588-2763

http://www.billybaroos.com/view.asp?id=305&page=46229


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     Continuing our International Visiting Speaker Series, PSHFES is pleased to welcome Australian researcher Dr. Leon Straker. Dr. Straker’s presentation is titled: ‘Children, computers and ergonomics: ‘grommets’ riding the third wave.’ This presentation will outline the growing importance of computers in the lives of children in affluent communities, provide an overview of a decade of research into the physical aspects of child-computer interaction and introduce the first evidence-based guidelines for wise use of computers.
     Leon Straker is Professor and Director of Research at the School of Physiotherapy at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. He has a PhD from the department of Occupational Medicine at the University of Sydney and a Masters in ergonomics from the department of Engineering at the University of London. Leon has supervised over 50 student research projects and has over 200 scholarly publications. He has just finished a 3 year stint as the first editor for Ergonomics from outside the UK. His research has attracted international media interest including the New York Times and he has been a keynote speaker at conferences in USA, Canada, Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, United Arab Emirates, South Africa and New Zealand. His research and practice for 25 years has focussed on the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders – starting with the ‘RSI epidemic’. For the last 10 years he has been investigating the physical aspects of the interaction between children and computers and this is his presentation topic.
     This is a MEMBERS-ONLY event for PSHFES members, free of charge.  You are encouraged to come early to socialize and have dinner from Billy Baroo’s special menu (link to PDF). Dinner and drinks are your responsibility and you will be billed individually.




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