Ergonomics software hits GSA sked
- By Colleen O'Hara
- Apr 10, 2000
Magnitude Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Magnitude Information Systems
Inc., last week received a General Services Administration schedule contract
for its ergonomics management software.
The company claims its ErgoManager package is the only ergonomics software
presently available on the GSA schedule. The timing is right, said a company
spokesman, because the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is
committed to implement an ergonomics standard by the end of the year.
ErgoManager counts keystrokes and mouse clicks over time. As a user exceeds
certain thresholds, the software will warn the user that it may be time
to take a 30-second break. The product is designed to reduce fatigue, reduce
errors and, as a result, increase productivity, according to the spokes-
man. It also helps reduce the risk of repetitive strain injuries.
Another component to the suite evaluates workspace setup, assesses risks
and informs the user of what improvements should be made.
Magnitude also signed an agreement last week with CapITal Reps LLC to serve
as its federal sales office. GSA schedule pricing for ErgoManager is about
$113 for quantities of up to 250, with discounts for larger quantities.