Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ergonomics II

1. What is Ergonomics?
2. What are the 5 aspects of Ergonomics?
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.

1. Ergonomics is the efficiency of the way people work in a working environment.
2. They are comfort, safety, ease of use, productivity/performance and aesthetics. (Source: http://www.slideshare.net/vins049/ergonomics-automotive-presentation)
3. Products for:
Safety - Single Outlet Surge Protector. Protects against power surges or wiring failure so it could also prevents fire and injuries to the owner. (http://www.senior-friendlyproducts.com/single-outlet-surge-protector.html)

Comfort - Traction Sole Slipper Socks. It is safe and warm in addition with its other features. (http://www.senior-friendlyproducts.com/senior-friendly-products-treadmate-socks--3-pair-pac3.html)

Ease of use - The Grabber Tool. It is easily being used and the things around them are easily accessible without stress. (http://www.senior-friendlyproducts.com/deluxe-pickup-amp-reaching-tool.html)

Productivity/Performance - Tools Screwdriver, 10 in 1. This helps the elderly to carry out the normal fixing routines with ease and faster too as they do not have to change it which is time-consuming. (http://www.senior-friendlyproducts.com/10-in-1-screwdri102.html)

Aesthetics - The Samsung C20. It is really elderly-friendly due to its sleek and small design to make it on-the-go type of video camcorder. With the functions really simple too that seniors can record videos of the same quality as any other person could. It really is that simple. (http://www.eldergadget.com/camcorder/the-samsung-c20-as-senior-friendly-as-camcorders-come)

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