Sunday, July 18, 2010

Ergonomics 2

1. What is Ergonomics?

Ergonomics is the study of a person's work place, which includes any place a certain person goes to. (For example, children's work place is the playground, school etc.)

2. What are the 5 aspects of Ergonomics?

The 5 aspects of Ergonomics are:

Ease of Use
Productivity / Performance


3. For each aspect of Ergonomics, explain with an example of a product that is designed for the elderly, how the product meet that particular aspect of Ergonomics.


Find-A-Light reflective glow-in-the-dark switchplate


 3 Way Easy Opener assistive kitchen product

This kitchen product opens bottle caps, pull tabs, and open box tops. This product helps the elderly, so that instead of opening it themselves, the texture of the opener would comfort them.

Ease of Use

Talking Caller ID Amplified Telephone with vocal read out of names and numbers

This phone has a voice read-out that tells the elderly of the number calling and the name. This makes it easy to use for most of the elderly population.


Squeezit Hand Exerciser

This hand exerciser lets any elderly squeeze it to strengthen hand muscles. It is also very durable, which can last forever.


100% Cotton Terrycloth Bathrobe

This bathrobe is for people with arthritis, and it is made very simply and beautifully of silk cotton.

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