Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ergonomics II

1. What is Ergonomics?
(esp. of workplace design) intended to provide optimum comfort and to avoid stress or injury.

2. What are the 5 aspects of Ergonomics?

Ease of use

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:LYON'S BEST Performance Plus Chairs(

LYON'S BEST Performance Plus Chairs
Performance Plus seating from Lyon is designed to survive in tough environments. Each Industrial and Utility Performance Plus chair-Silver, Gold, and Platinum - incorporates premium components in its cutting-edge design for maximum durability, while providing a maximum amount of comfort for users. And they’re all affordable enough to accommodate the constraints of tight budgets. Designed for a maximum weight of 250 lbs.
Comfort:Ergonomic Book-Reading Stand (

- Patented wooden lectern with classic finish

- Angle documents and books for viewing comfort

- Lightweight compared to traditional book stands

- Encourages the perfect sitting posture

- Withstands pressure of up to 5 kilogrammes

Ease of use:3M Office EM500GPL Large Wired Optical Renaissance Ergonomic Mouse(

    1.  Innovative vertical design keeps the arm in a comfortable, more neutral and natural
     "handshake" position.

    2.  Uses larger muscles to move mouse, reducing risk of discomfort.

    3.  Left and right click functions using the thumb button on the top of the vertical grip.


Kensington SoleSaver Footrest(,1205,l%253D239590%2526a%253D239591%2526po%253D9,00.asp?p=n)

9. Kensington SoleSaver FootrestReduce pressure on your lower back and elevate your legs while sitting at your desk.. It offers three height adjustments and tilt choices for the most comfortable position, and includes a non-skid foot surface.

Aesthetics: Macbook
The macbook has a nice appearance and it is also userfriendly

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