Free iOS App Today: Ergonomics


Ergonomics is a complete mobile workplace health solution that offers equipment setup advice, a variety of workplace specific stretching exercises, and programmable reminders to help you time your breaks.

Awards: Winner of the People's Choice Award for the Department of Labor App Challenge! Reached #7 in the Productivity section of the App Store!

Several recent studies have shown that sitting for extended periods of time is detrimental to your health and wellness and can shorten life expectancy. Researchers, wellness experts, and journalists are all coming to the same conclusion: it is extremely beneficial to take short stretch breaks during your work day. 

Meanwhile, people are just not moving as much as they used to, especially in the workplace. Instant messaging has replaced walking over to a colleague’s cubicle for a chat. PDFs and online documents have all but replaced trips to the copying machine. Online food delivery sites make it unnecessary to even step out for a lunch break. 

Large corporations frequently use desktop software to encourage employees to take workplace breaks because of the strong positive correlation between health and productivity – and now, Ergonomics brings all of the benefits of workplace wellness to you. 


It is a simple application with two goals: improving your workplace health and productivity by encouraging stretch breaks, and ensuring that all of your workplace equipment is set up ergonomically for the times that you are sitting. 

•All stretches feature original illustrations and instructions on how to properly position your body.
•You can choose between individual stretches or a group of stretches targeting a specific area.
•A countdown timer is included to help you properly time your stretches. 

•Learn how to setup your desk, chair, monitor, mouse, and keyboard for enhanced productivity. 
•Quick tips give you a summary of the setup at a glance. 
•Detailed setup information supported by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration).

•Gentle reminders are "opt-in" and are designed to be non-obtrusive. 
•Reminders are customizable to fit into your individual work schedule. 

Incorporating this application into your daily routine will leave you feeling happier, healthier, and more energized.


Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith is Director of Technology for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. In that role, he also directs The Adele & Dale Young Education Technology Center (The YETC) located in room 170 of the Education Building on Utah State University's Logan campus. The YETC is a combination student open­access computer facility, a K­12 curriculum materials library, a NASA Educator Resource Center for Utah, and a technology training center. Nathan served eight years (2004­2012) on the Board of Directors for the Utah Coalition for Education Technology (UCET) He was re­elected in 2014 to serve another two year term on the board. A former elementary school teacher, Nathan has taught students every age from young children to senior citizens. He has had the opportunity beginning in 2011 to train international high school teachers from all over the world about technology in education, through the U.S. State

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