Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ergonomics 2

1. What is Ergonomics?

Ergonomics is the science of designing the job, equipment, and workplace to fit the worker.

2. What are the 5 aspects of Ergonomics?

The 5 aspects of Ergonomics are safety, comfort, ease of use, productivity/performance and aesthetics. 

3. For each aspects of Ergonomics, explain with an example of a product that is designed for the elderly, how the product meet that particular aspect of Ergonomics.

Safety- Sign boards, especially in car parks. The sign boards must be clear and big so that the elderly will understand the directions and will not need to risk getting knocked down by a car.

Comfort- The grip of the medicine bottles should be design in a way that the elderly can grip it easily and firmly so that the elderly will not spill the contents or pills in the bottle. 

Ease of use-Grab bars in the toilets must be to the ease of the elderly to use so that they will not slip in the toilet.

Productivity/Performance-The trolley that the elderly always use whenever they go to the market. It must not require a lot of effort for the elderly to push the trolley.

Aesthetics-For aesthetics would be the adjustable back,arm and head rest to suit and adapt to the sitting posture of the elderly so that will not hurt the back of the elderly.

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