#8 Lillian Gilbreth – An Ergonomics Innovator
Lillian Gilbreth was an ergonomics revolutionist who, along with her husband Frank, applied social science and psychology to make industrial labor efficient.
Their motion and time study has made the industrial workforce more systematic and efficient, focusing on human factors.
In the ergonomics discipline, she has made so many devices efficient. Some examples of her work in the ergonomics domain include adding shelves in a refrigerator making it more spacious.
Gilbreth is also famous for adding the foot pedal for opening garbage cans. Other notable works of LillianGilbreth include improving the design of the can opener.