Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ergonomics II

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.

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