Sunday, July 18, 2010

Ergonomics (Product description and Idea Trigger)

i) Describe the product. (Appearance, Color, Function, etc)
Color: Cheese yellow (according to Arthur)
Main function: A pair of hooks to hang things on. Hang to a door by hooking it over the door
Other functions: Slide side to side to adjust to the width of the hanging object

ii) Width adjustment so users can hold objects with different widths. The hooks can also hold up objects that are below a certain weight due to its design. As a hook, the maker considered the weight and durability of the product.

iii) Sometimes the hooks might break if the elderly drop heavy grocery bags on the hooks, its color might also be mistaken for the door on which it is hung so some elderly with poor eye sight might not see it.

iv) the hook can now slide side to side and be adjusted to different heights to suit hunchbacked or taller elderly. It is also portable as it can be folded.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Elderly Challenge 1

Q1 The elderly housing

Elderly access

Care for the elderly

Opportunities for the elderly

Q2 Safety features for the elderly to be introduced by the goverment

Q3 Money in the Medisave accounts for the elderly should be increased so they can afford medical care

Built medical centres which are fitted especially for the elderly

Q4 Giving them seats on the bus and letting them board or alight the bus before us instead of trying to squeeze through the door.

Give loose change to elderly beggars or buy some of their tissue

Offer our time and services to homes like Ju Eng

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

ADMT desktidy

Ergonomics I


Workplace A is more messy and cramped than the Workplace B, Workplace A is uncomfortable and is workplace is very complicated. Workplace B is more spacious and organised.

Workplace A has difficulties getting the right view for his computer as he has problems achieving the correct height and depth. Workplace B has a computer arm which allows him to adjust his computer monitor to a position which is comfortable for the user

Workplace A has lights that are either too dark or too bright and his eyes were straining themselves. Workplace B has a light that is only pointing in one direction and can be adjusted to point at a certain object at a time.

Workplace A has a chair which limits the man's every move, even drinking a cup of coffee poses
difficulties to the user. Workplace B has a chair with a relaxing head rest and a arm rest which can
be adjusted to different heights to fit the user's needs

Workplace A has difficulties with his posture when he is exposed to prolonged use of the laptop.
He can not achieve a comfortable view of his laptop and needs to constantly change his posture.
Workplace B has a laptop holder which enables to hold the laptop screen at an angle so that it resembles that of a desktop computer.

Workplace A has very little free space on the desk, his keyboard and desktop computertake up half his desktop, leaving him limited space of his other items , Workplace B has an extendable platform for his keyboard, his computer and documents are also arranged and placed on sliding panels on a vertical wall


Workplace B. I has ample space and is very comfortable and can be adjusted to the user's desire
instead of the cramped and messy Workplace A in which the user has to adjust him or herself to suit the workplace


1.Comfort and simplicity
2.Height and depth
4.Movement restriction
5.The posture after being exposed to prolonged use of laptop
6.Deskspace available at any time


It will determine what cumstomers think of the product and whether it is worth buying