According to Wikipedia, “Ergonomics (or human factors) is the application of scientific information concerning humans to the design of objects, systems and environment for human use (definition adopted by the International Ergonomics Association in 2007). Ergonomics is commonly thought of as how companies design tasks and work areas to maximize the efficiency and quality of their employees’ work. However, ergonomics comes into everything which involves people. Work systems, sports and leisure, health and safety should all embody ergonomics principles if well designed.”
Healthy ergonomics should be considered in all aspects of our lives, from how we sleep, eat and drive, as well as when we use a computer, PDA or cell phone. What follows below are some valuable resources to utilize when considering ergonomics for the most common activities in children and adults.
A 10-step Guide For Arranging a Computer Workstation
Important Considerations For Children
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- Considerations at School: http://ergo.human.cornell.edu/MBergo/schoolguide.html