Ironing consumer studies reveal one of the biggest problems during ironing: aching arms and hands¹.
Braun’s solution: the CareStyle 7, the world’s first human-centered designed steam generator iron. Certified by ErgoCert.
The most important factors that influence the ergonomics of ironing are the posture, the perceived effort, and the frequency of movements and the ease of use. The new Braun CareStyle 7 is meticulously designed to address each ergonomic factor and to deliver a comfortable ironing experience – even for the longest ironing sessions.
Thanks to the ideal angle of 90° (± 15-20°) Braun’s unique reverse open handle is posture-compliant and allows for a more relaxing right limb posture compared to the competition².
Frequent unnatural movements can stress your wrist and make the ironing experience difficult and cumbersome. The CareStyle 7 has been specifically designed for maximum comfort and an effortless ironing experience.
Users confirmed our design decisions and rated the new Braun CareStyle 7 as requiring low perceived effort³ on the Borg scale – a scale used to measure perceived exertions.
Also, the subjective values from the glove experimental application were aligned with the Borg perceived exertions result.
CareStyle 7 iron is also equipped with an all-round soft grip, which has been rated as having the best grip⁴ among the tested competitors.
At every stage of development our focus was on the interaction between users and the CareStyle 7. Achieving ease of use and making each motion as comfortable as possible was our main objective.
We are happy and proud to say that ErgoCert rewarded our efforts and rated CareStyle 7 with 4 stars for superior ergonomics.
The Ergonomic Certification establishes the product, process and service compliance to three main fields of Ergonomics: polytechnic, biomedical and psychosocial. The ErgoCert Certification is based upon Regulations and Technical Specifications defining, for each Macro-Area, the evaluation requirements, the tests, and the acceptance limits for the ergonomic certification of workplaces/workstations, projects and products. The neutrality of evaluations and the nature of their procedures are the prerequisites for the reliability of the evaluation outcomes.
Real, independent users engaged with the new CareStyle 7 in usability tests, in which biomechanical sensors were used to deliver objective data. The new Braun CareStyle 7 has been tested vs the best-selling competitors in January 2020.
ErgoCert verified the presence of test certificates and certifications (issued by other accredited laboratories) that guarantee compliance with mandatory requirements (current legislative/regulatory framework), to ensure the safety of the product for the user as well as the compliance with the general ergonomic principles.
Ergocert evaluates the quality of the physical interaction with products in relation to the requirements of physiology, antrophometry and biomechanics in order to grant a healthy use of the product.
Real, independent users engaged with the new CareStyle 7 in usability tests, in which biomechanical sensors were also used to deliver objective data. The new Braun CareStyle 7 has been tested vs the best-selling competitors in January 2020.
ErgoCert audited all product development and design processes to ensure that the main focus was on the user. Real users were involved at all stages.
Don't give fatigue and aching hands a chance. With CareStyle 7, you can comfortably manage even the largest piles of laundry - thanks to the world's first ergonomically certified steam generator iron.
The ergonomic requirements applicated by ErgoCert are detailed in the following standards: