Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ergonomics 2

1. What is Ergonomics?
it is a science of designing the job, equipment, and workplace to fit the worker.
2. What are the 5 aspects of Ergonomics?
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:Handle bars,these can be placed in the toilet.These can help the elderly as when the toilet is wet,the can used the handle bars for support to prevent them from falling.
Comfort:Wheelchair.Some elderly have to sit on wheelchairs to move about.We could make the wheelchairs more comfortable for the elderly.
Ease of use:Elderly friendly books.Some elderly will have problem reading books as they cannot see the print that well,we could make a book that font is bigger so that the elderly don`t strain their eyes.
Productivity/performance:We could invent a elderly friendly phone that is easy to use.
Aesthetics:Elderly friendly products should all be easy to use for the elderly

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