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To the midterm we go
Define "Ergon" and "Nomos".
Ergon - greek word for work
Nomos - greek word for law
The science (laws) of work
The study of interaction between
and the factors that affect the
What is the ergonomics triangle?
(work space/equipment), and the interaction between them, which is the
What are the 5 components of ergonomics?
What is entailed in physical ergonomics?
workstation, equipment and tool design
manual materials handling, repetitive motion, awkward posture, & excessive force
What is entailed in "cognitive" ergonomics?
display design, control layout, systems
Deals with info processing (interpretation, feedback, intervention); Useability (intuivitive, standardized)
What is entailed in Environmental ergonomics?
Noise, vibration, temperature & lighting
Can result in Physical & mental demands, attention, productivity, injury risk
What is entailed in organization ergonomics?
Work system design (pacing, layout) & administrative controls (work scheduling/task rotation)
Affects physical demands, mental demands (stress) and productivity
What is entailed in the person in ergonomics?
Consider individual differences between workers (size, reach, strength and fitness)
Affects posture, physical abilities and fatigue
What can be some positive changes due to ergonomic changes?
decrease injury risk and accident risk
increase job satisfaction and productivity
What are the physical ergonomics issues?
Manual material handling
Endurance/fatigue (work-rest, energy required for task)
Force, posture, repetition & duration
What is the goal of ergonomics?
Minimize the mis-match between human capabilities and task requirements
What is the goal of human factors?
improve performance, improve safety, reduce the need for training and improve user satisfaction
Away from your body
towards your body
Give the basic definition of Anthropometry.
The science of measurement of body size.
What is the golden ratio?
The total height can be calculated by 1.618 x height of bellybutton down