Sunday, July 18, 2010

Ergonomics II

What is Ergonomics?
Ergonomics is the study of people's efficiency in their working environment..
Taken from Mac dictionary

What are the 5 aspects of Ergonomics?
Safety,Comfort,Ease of use,Productivity/Performance,Aesthetics

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.

Hand railings in bathrooms
It provides support for the elderly when they use the washroom and allows them to move around the washroom with a sense of security.

Massage Chair
It allows the elderly who's body are aching to have a rest and let them relax.

Ease of use
Mobile phones
Some handphones have a larger keypad thus enabling the elderly to see better.

Stress Ball(Used for exercising the hand)
It strengths hand muscles and helps to prevent

The buttons in the lift light up so it is easier for the elderly who's vision may be a little blur to see the numbers more clearly.


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