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Ergonomics

The word ergonomics comes from two Greek words:

ERGO       : meaning work

NOMOS   : meaning laws

Ergonomics is a science focused on the study of human fit and decreased fatigue and discomfort through product design. Ergonomics applied to office furniture design requires that we take into consideration how the products we design fit the people that are using them. At work, at school or at home, when products fit the user, the result can be more comfort, higher productivity and less stress.

Ergonomics can be integral part of design, manufacturing and use. Knowing how the study of anthropometry, posture, repetitive motion, and workspace design affects the user is critical to a better understanding of economics as they relate to end-user needs.

This reference will explain some of the human factors that can be observed and should be applied to ergonomics product design. Ergonomics started by scientifically seeking the best and least tiring way to use muscles when working. There are tasks that force people to walk a long way, carrying heavy loads. Keeping the same posture without any alterations can be a factor that causes people to feel fatigued.

Use of ergonomically designed tools or equipment and the introduction of ergonomically formed measures that help to reduce work-related physical strain largely contribute to safety assurance as well as prevention of musculoskeletal disorders such as back pain and increases in productivity.

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