an expression referring to consideration given to the human element in systems design. During sub-system (business process) design consideration is given to the physical implementation of the system. Systems analysis must consider the human senses and intelligence level, as well as man/machine interfaces in determining an appropriate system implementation.
The science and practice of designing jobs or workplaces to match the capabilities and limitations of the human body. It is the scientific study of human work. The term comes from the Greek words "ergos" meaning work, and "nomos" meaning natural laws of. Ergonomics considers the physical and mental capabilities and limits of the worker as he or she interacts with tools, equipment, work methods, tasks and the working environment.
The science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the capabilities of the workers in order to prevent or reduce certain on the job injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome and neck and back injuries.
(n) A technical field concerned with optimizing the interface between humans and technology. The field has numerous specialties, including industrial safety and hygiene, humanâ€“computer interface design, and the design of control panels in manufacturing plants, cars, airplanes, etc.
the analysis of human beings and how they operate in particular surroundings such as interacting with products and equipment. Experts in the field of this area weigh up a variety of elements when deciding if products or services are viable to use and aim to improve the comfort of our lives.
The science which deals with the interaction between people, their work place and environment. It also considers the physiology of workers in the design of tools, equipment, and the work methods needed.
The study of the relationship between the individual worker and the demands of their job and their working environment, paying particular attention to the efficiency with which their work is performed.
The interaction between work and people or the interface between people and machine. It refers particularly to the design of machines, furniture etc to suite the body and to permit work with the least strain or fatigue.
lit: The law of work] Technically, it means the biotechnology study of how human beings relate to their surroundings and how efficiently they perform in that environment. However, the meaning has also come to be used in a qualitative sense so that a vehicle has good or bad ergonomics meaning that the controls, switches, instruments, seats, pedals, and steering wheel suit the human driver.
A more broadly defined form of usability, also referred to as "human factors". Ergonomics relates not only to software, and electronic interfaces, but to making sure that even non-electronic products and systems conform to human needs, and are both easy and safe to use.
A science, which studies how people function in relation to the furniture, machines & equipment that they use in their everyday working lives. Ergonomics is used in designing keyboards, the mouse, desks & chairs to minimizes injury & maximizes safety.
A way of thinking about the design of tools and equipment, the layout of workplaces and the overall organization of work. The goal of ergonomics is the realization of production and health / safety benefits by fitting the job to the person rather than making the person fit the job.
the science concerned with designing safe and comfortable machines for human use (e.g. designing furniture that avoids causing backaches and muscle cramps). In the computer field, ergonomics plays an important role in the design of monitors and keyboards. Another term for ergonomics is human engineering.
the study of people's efficiency in their working environment. Ergonomics aims to design appliances, furniture, technical systems and tasks in such a way as to improve human safety, health, comfort and performance.
(also called human factors) the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of the interactions among human and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data, and methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance. [Definition provided by IEA Executive Council 2000.
The field of study that seeks to fit the job to the person, rather than the person to the job. This is achieved by the evaluation and design of workplaces, environments, jobs, tasks, equipment, and processes in relationship to human capabilities and interactions in the workplace.
The study of the relationship between people and their working environment. Keeping in mind that different people possess different physical capabilities, its two principles are: fitting the person to the job, and fitting the job to the person. Links: The Ergonomics Society.
The study of how to improve the fit between the physical demands of the workplace and the employees who perform the work. That means considering the variability in human capabilities when selecting, designing or modifying equipment, tools, work tasks and the work environment.
The subject of studying the relationship between man and machine in order to arrive at simpler and more intuitive solutions. Fibre optics System of light guide. They are used for channelling light along different routes and allow special design solutions.
The applied science involving the factors and interaction of the workplace environment on its workers. Although it is most often associated with automation in the workplace, this science covers the cause and effect of any workplace environment.
An applied science that coordinates the design of devices, systems, and physical working conditions with the capacities and requirements of the worker. Generally applied to prevent and reduce occupational injuries.
Also referred to as human engineering or human factors engineering, ergonomics is the study of the relationship among people, the equipment they use, and the environments in which the equipment is used. Many modern technologies, especially computers, benefit from applying physical and visual parameters that can help avoid pain and fatigue during use. ()
The science concerned with designing safe and comfortable machines for humans. For example, one branch of ergonomics deals with designing furniture that avoids causing backaches and muscle cramps. In the computer field, ergonomics plays an important role in the design of monitors and keyboards. http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/e/ergonomics.html
A discipline that involves fitting the job to the worker and not the worker to the job. It is the science of adapting workstations, tools, equipment and job practices to be compatible with the individual worker and thus reduce the risk of injury due to risk factors.
is the science of fitting the job to the worker. When there is a mismatch between the physical requirements of the job and the physical capacity of the worker, work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) can result.
The science of adapting work environments to suit the capabilities and characteristics of individuals. Size, shape, age, gender and physical abilities, in addition to strength, endurance and work tolerance can affect the ability of some workers to do their jobs. Ergonomics considers job design, tools and equipment, the management of physical environments, and worker capabilities and limitations.
Knife designs that work with the structure of the human hand, making for a more useful and comfortable grip. alse Edge An additional bevel on the back of the blade that enhances the blade's point. This also removes weight from the blade, which may change the blade's balance, and makes penetration easier.
basically, ergonomics is anything you do to make your world fit your body's needs - and especially the needs of your back - rather than the other way around. Most commonly, ergonomic changes involve chairs designed to make sitting more comfortable.
The science of adapting the office environment to work better with the human form, thus eliminating points of stress that may manifest themselves in injuries to the body, such as neck and shoulder musculoskeletal injuries (MSDs).
"The systematic application of knowledge about the pyschological, physical, and social attributes of human beings in the design and use of all things which affect a person's working conditions: equipment and machinery, the work environment and layout, the job itself, training and the organization of work." (Humansystems Inc).
Ergonomics is a science involving the study of how people function in relation to the furniture, machines, and equipment they use. Ergonomics is used in designing computer equipment and furniture to maximize comfort and minimize the risk of injury.
The applied science of equipment design intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue, safety and discomfort. Knives which are designed to be comfortable and less fatiguing to use are labeled "ergonomic."
The relationship among the worker, the work that is done, the tasks and activities inherit in that work and the environment in which the work is performed using scientific and engineering principles to improve the safety, efficiency and quality of movement involved in that work.
The scientific study of human work. The term comes from the Greek words "ergos" meaning work, and "nomos," meaning natural laws of. Ergonomics considers the physical and mental capabilities and limits of the worker as he or she interacts with tools, equipment, work methods, tasks, and the working environment. Ergonomic features should be present in all furniture. Recently, ergonomic features have been emphasized in computer support equipment.
Ergonomics is a multi-disciplinary science which emphasizes the importance of designing workstations (such as office furniture or industrial work areas and equipment) to fit individual workers. The objective is to remove as many ergonomic hazards as possible in an effort to reduce cumulative trauma disorders.
The study of the relationship between workers and their occupation, equipment and environment and particularly, the application of anatomical, physiological and psychological knowledge to the problems arising there from.
Scientific discipline concerned with the discovery and application of rules governing the effective, efficient, and safe interaction among humans and the tools, machines and systems that they use and operate.
(From Greek, "the study of work.") The science of designing working environments and the tools in them for maximum work efficiency and maximum worker health and safety.An ergonomically designed workplace has proper light to reduce eyestrain, chairs that support good posture, lowest possible exposure of workers to undesirable radiations, etc.
Approach to job design that focuses on the interactions between the human operator and such traditional environmental elements as atmospheric contaminants, heat, light, sound, and all tools and equipment.
n. The study of people (their physical characteristics and the ways they function) in relation to their working environment (the furnishings and machines they use). The goal of ergonomics is to incorporate comfort, efficiency, and safety into the design of keyboards, computer desks, chairs, and other items in the workplace.
Ergonomics (or human factors) is the application of scientific information concerning humans to the design of objects, systems and environment for human use. (definition adopted by the International Ergonomics Association in 2007).
characteristic referring to the good grasp of all the controls which must be both intuitive, smooth, safe, and easy to operate. The equilateral triangle formed by the seat, footrests and handlebars is a good layout.