Ergonomics is concerned with the process of designing workplaces, products and systems so that they fit to those people who use them. Ergonomics or human factors is a branch of science that aims to learn about human abilities and limitations, and then apply this learning to develop people’s interaction with products, systems and environments. Ergonomics aims to improve workspaces and environments to reduce the risk of injury or harm. So as technologies change, so too does the need to ensure that the tools we access for work, rest and play are designed for our body’s requirements.
Ergonomics is concerned with the understanding the relation between the human beings and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory and data, and approaches to design in order to improve human well-being and overall performance of the system. Ergonomics aims to create safe, comfortable and productive workspaces by bringing human abilities and limitations into the design of a workspace, including the individual’s body size, skill, strength, sensory abilities, speed and even attitudes.
- Physical ergonomics
- Cognitive ergonomics
- Organizational ergonomics