Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ergonomics II

1. What is Ergonomics?
It is the study of people's efficiency in their working environment.
2. What are the 5 aspects of Ergonomics?
It is safety, comfort, ease of use, productivity and asthetics.

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: This saftey knife reduces the exposed surface area of the sharp blade but still enables you to efficeiently cut things. Using this, elderly or other people will nor accidentally cut themselves if it is left on th table/floor/chair.
Safety knife

Comfort:The chair is comfortable as most of the parts is adjustable so you can adjust it to your own preferences. It also has a lumbar backrest to fit the persons spine.

Ease of use: This elderly friendly phone is good as it it simple and very easy to use and has big buttons for short-sighted/long-sighted elderly to see the button. It also has basic functions like alarm, caller ID, different wallpapers etc.
Elderly-friendly phone

It helps to relieve stress and at the same time, excercises the hand muscles and keeps the hand active.
Stress ball

Its buttons are bigger and the numbers are big and clear so elderly can easily see the buttons.
Elevator buttons

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