Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ergonomics ll

What is Ergonomics?
Ergonomics is a science concerned with the "fit" between people and their work. It takes account of the worker's capabilities and limitations in seeking to ensure that tasks, equipment, information and the environment suit each user.

The five aspects of the Ergonomics are: 1) Safety

                                                                                   2) Comfort
                                                                                   3) Ease of use
                                                                                   4) Productivity/ Performance
                                                                                   5) Aesthetics
Uses concerning the Elderly:
1) Safety
This is the Boomer : an elder-friendly walker. One of the main causes for accidents concerning the elderly in the World is accidents on the staircase. This walker will make it easier for elderly people to go up and down the staircases. More information on this site .
2) Comfort
This HT4 modular toilet is made specially for Elderly keeping mind the comfort for the elderly
For more information, go here.
3) Ease of use 
The Bath Grip is an easy to use tool as many elderly people have trouble getting out of their bath tubs. This device will stick to any non-porous surface such as porcelain, tile and glass via its two suction cups. It also has a small indicator light to show if the suction is strong or not. for more information, go to this site  and scroll down until you see the article about this bath grip.

4) Productivity/ Performance
The table attached to wheelchair will increase productivity as they can work while moving.
This product will improve aesthetics of the person as it has specific herbs to do this.

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