Sunday, August 1, 2010

Ergonomics II

Answer the following questions.
1. What is Ergonomics?

It is the study of the workplace to see if it suits the user

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 - handrails placed on the sides of walls prevent the possibility of the elderly falling as they have something to hold on to

Comfort - Seats and Beds have cushions on them

Ease of use - The buttons in a Television's control remote are of the right size and of the right distance apart, so the elderly can press one button without having to worry about accidentally pressing the other buttons

Productivity - Scissors with rounded tips so the elderly would not accidentally jab themselves while using it but will still be able to cut things

Aesthetics - Signs should have large fonts and clear pictures to tell the elderly what to do and the consequence of not doing it