What is ergonomics? What are good examples of ergonomics and where is it used?
What Is Ergonomics? A Simple Definition
Ergonomics, from the Greek ergon (work) and nόmos (law), is a discipline that studies the interactions between human activity and the components of this activity (tasks, tools, methods, work environment, etc.) to develop systems that allow people to work in conditions of optimal efficiency, safety and comfort.
By extension, ergonomics also designates the qualitative state that results from all the characteristics of optimized system(s). By its very nature, ergonomics draws on the resources of numerous disciplines relating to humans: physiology, psychology, medicine, sociology and anthropology, economics or engineering, among others.