Ergonomics meaning

ûrgə-nŏmĭks
Design factors, as for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by minimizing operator fatigue and discomfort.

The ergonomics of the new office were felt to be optimal.

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The applied science of equipment design, as for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort.
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The study of the problems of people in adjusting to their environment; esp., the science that seeks to adapt work or working conditions to suit the worker.
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Ergonomic factors or arrangement.
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The study of how computers, machines, office furniture, and other furnishings can be designed to prevent injuries and to make the equipment easy to use. Ergonomic chairs and keyboards are frequently seen in offices today.
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The applied science of equipment design, as for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort.
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Ergonomics is defined as the study of how people work in their environment.

An example of ergonomics is a study of how people who primarily sit in their offices get work-related back injuries.

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Design factors, as for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by minimizing operator fatigue and discomfort.
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The scientific study of equipment design, as in office furniture or transportation seating, for the purpose of improving efficiency, comfort, or safety.
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The science of the design of equipment, especially so as to reduce operator fatigue, discomfort and injury.

Ergonomics is increasingly important in office-product design.

Ergonomics are complications to be avoided.

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The science of people-machine relationships. An ergonomically designed product implies that the device blends smoothly with a person's body or actions.
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Origin of ergonomics

  • Greek ergon work werg- in Indo-European roots (eco)nomics

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Coined in 1950 from Ancient Greek ἔργον (ergon, “work”) + economics

    From Wiktionary