Ergonomics with a Human Face, a Pragmatic PerspectiveBadziili Nthubu*
Department of Mechanical, Energy and Industrial Engineering, International University of Science and Technology, Botswana
- *Corresponding Author:
- Badziili Nthubu
Department of Mechanical, Energy and Industrial Engineering
International University of Science and Technology, Botswana
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 30, 2017; Accepted date: July 24, 2017; Published date: July 28, 2017
Citation: Nthubu B (2017) Ergonomics with a Human Face, a Pragmatic Perspective. J Health Med Informat 8:278. doi: 10.4172/2157-7420.1000278
Copyright: © 2017 Nthubu B. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Ergonomics is the scientific field of knowledge concerned with the understanding of interactions between humans and systems or machines and furthermore the profession that applies theory, principles data and methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance. Therefore, to further optimize the ergonomic performance the environment need to be incorporated in the human system interaction definition to form a tripartite symbiotic interphase. The purpose of this article is to discuss the role of ergonomists in improving the human, system and environmental conditions using the pragmatic approach of defining human factors ergonomics.