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9IPT: Ergonomics

posted Mar 4, 2012, 12:56 PM by Eddie Woo
Your heads are probably a bit full of 'collecting' right now, so let's shake things up a little bit. Today we'll be looking at something also known as 'human engineering' - please complete the following tasks: 
  1. Define ergonomics. 
  2. Outline the primary obstacles to ergonomic design. 
  3. Describe some examples of common ergonomic risk factors, and explain the reasons for why they exist. 
  4. Now, get into groups and have a look at those chairs... 
    • Compare and contrast the ergonomic features of each chair. 
    • Explain how each feature is designed to alleviate a specific ergonomic risk factor.