ErgoLympic 2021

Ergonomics Product Design Competition (ErgoLympic2021)

Ergonomics Product Design Competition 2021 (ErgoLympic2021) is biennial event organized by Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Malaysia (HFEM) with the objectives to instill the culture of ergonomics innovations and raising the awareness of ergonomics amongst Malaysian, the event highlighted the theme of “Optimization of Performance through Human Factors and Ergonomics’ Innovation and Intervention”.

This ErgoLympic2021 is the third of its series and previous events managed to gather participants from both academia, industry and students with various backgrounds. Academia participants ranged from lecturers and students from both public and private universities in Malaysia while participants from the industry ranged from various background from electronics, manufacturing, automotive and many others. The competition had attracted participants amongst schoolchildren too as the future heir of our nation.

Date of event: 27th September 2021 – 28th of September 2021
Venue: Consist College, Ampang Jaya, Selangor

Download Abstract Template (word)

Download Poster Template (word)

Download ErgoLympic Competition Handbook (pdf)

ErgoLympic2021 Competition Style

  1. Competition is in the form of any product, design or intervention related to ergonomics. Example:
  • Portable Ergonomic Stool (product),
  • ‘Smart’ ergonomics assessment method design (design),
  • Improvement of packing process to reduce manual handling activities  (intervention).
  1. Participants may consists up to 4 participant for each entries.
  2. Each group must provide an A1 size poster for presentation. The poster design is free but should contain the information below:
  • Product / intervention title
  • Introduction to product title / design / intervention.(Introduction)
  • Objectives
  • Usefulness / contribution to the workers/organization/industry/public etc.
  • Methods / Working principle
  1. Participants must present posters and presentations and posters must be presented in one Language only either Bahasa Malaysia or English (on the first day of the competition).
  2. For participants who qualify for the finals, they are required to make a presentation in the form of ‘Powerpoint’ slides within 5 minutes.

ErgoLympic2021 Competition Format

  1. Participants must submit an abstract (maximum two pages including diagrams related to the product / design / intervention involved).
  2. If an abstract is accepted, participants will be notified and participants will need to prepare a poster.
  3. Participants are required to register and submit the latest version abstract to be placed in the program book.
  4. The jury score will be taken in terms of:
    • Innovations
    • Ergonomics aspects (ergonomics consideration / aspects)
    • Cost analysis if applicable
    • Impact of the product / design / intervention (Impact of the product / design / intervention)
    • Presentation quality
  5. The competition consists of two stages, namely the screening and the final round.
  6. Finalists will be selected based on the poster presentation on the first day of the competition.
  7. The referee’s decision is final.

Categories and registration fees

Category Early-bird registration
(Before 31st July 2021)
Normal registration
(31st July 2021 onwards)
Corporate Industry RM750.00 RM850.00
Educational institution/ Governmental Department RM550.00 RM650.00
School student (Secondary/Primary) RM300.00 RM400.00


Workshop Session

Date: 15th June 2021(9.00 am – 4.30 pm )
Venue: Zoom Webinar
This workshop has ended. To retrieve the recording, please download the link provided below.

Download ErgoLympic Workshop 2021 recording.