1) What is ergonomics?
Ergonomics is the applied science of equipment design, as for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort
2) What are the 5 aspects of ergonimcs?
The 5 aspects of ergonimics are Safety, Comfort, Ease of Use, Productivity/Performence and Aesthetics.
3) For each aspect of Ergonomics, explain an example of a product that is designed for the elderly, how the
product meets that particular aspect of Ergonomics.
Safety-> Multi-level hand grip. The product can easily be installed in all bath rooms and it has a grooved inersurface so that the elderly will not lose grip when gripping it.
Comfort-> Comfylux velcro slipper. This slipper is padded so it does not make the feet feel sore after wearing it for a long time, it also has a velcro strap and is made of a soft cloth.
Ease of Use-> Elderly Phone. It has large buttons for easy dialing, large text size, anda built in flashlight.
Production/Performence-> Bed Caddie. It is a thick nylon stray which is connected to the foot of the bed, it allows the elderyly to easily get up in the morning with minimal effort.
Aesthetics-> Motorola Milestone XT. This phone is very compact and is very portable, the phone is good as it has a small keyboard which makes it easier for the elderly to type.