Grocery Ergonomics

Pain prohibits grocery product arrangement


Forward lean prohibited for product sorting and arrangement due to degenerative disk disease and hip arthritis severe pain.


Different stores and different product areas attended. Modification required portability and adaptability to different and varied product displays.

Pain-inducing posture from forces on hip with flexed leg and forward lean

Extreme forward lean triggers severe back pain


Specialized support developed to control back posture and hip loading to enable forward lean and extended reach without triggering severe pain.


Portable knee rest provided support and stabilization for leg and hip enabling controlled forward bend and minimizing pain. Full-time return-to-work at retail grocery store chain.

Leaning device

Rolling and variable positioning capability

Support at leg for leaning posture

Support at leg for leaning posture