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What Is Ergonomics All About?

November 30, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 135

When you complain about persistent body pains, strains, and bad posture to your health care provider, you will, more often than not, encounter the word ergonomics. Your health care provider might be putting the blame on bad ergonomics. You may know a thing or two about it but not really sure about how deep and how large the scope of the term is. Through this article, you will be able to know what ergonomics really is and what its scopes are.

Ergonomics, as defined by the organization, International Ergonomics Association, is the scientific discipline of determining the interacting forces between inanimate objects and the human body. The theories, applications, and methods used to determine, specify, and develop designs of these other elements of the environment to further improve the wellness and overall productivity and performance of human beings are also part of the discipline of Ergonomics. Simply put, the discipline of ergonomics makes everything comfortable for you to be efficient in everything you do.

For a simpler definition, ergonomics helps you answer the question, "How can this product be used and would I like using it?" Above all else, ergonomics, basically deals with the efficiency and comfort of all the products you will buy and use in your daily lives.

When you say comfortable, what does that mean?

For a product to be comfortable, it should go beyond just a soft frame or handle. For something to be comfortable, you must feel good when you use it-about its texture, about its fit to your body, about its frame, just about everything should be in their right place, in the right size, and in the right fit for you not to feel or move awkwardly when you use it.

Furthermore, when you say efficiency, what does that mean?

For a product to be considered as an efficient one, it must be able to make things easier for you to do. It must be able to reduce the effort or energy you exert in order for you to accomplish a certain task with the help of that product. It must be able to reduce the steps or the training you need in order for you to finish a certain type of work. Lastly, you must be able to easily utilize and operate a product for it to be considered efficient.

Ergonomics, which is the discipline that ensures that everything you use, from that computer chair you sit into at work to that washing machine you use in washing your clothes, indeed, is something that is everywhere.

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