1. What is Ergonomics?
It is the study of a workplace to make the user feel safe and comfortable when he/she is using the workplace/item.
2. What are the 5 aspects of Ergonomics?
Safety, comfort, ease of use, productivity/performance, aesthetics.
3. For each aspects of Ergonomics, explain with an example of a product that is designed for the elderly, how the product meet that particular aspect of Ergonomics.
Safety - The hand-rail. It helps prevent the elderly from falling since they have something to hold onto.
Comfort - Beds in the hospital are usually comfortable, since there are elderly that would get injured and they would have to go to a hospital.
Ease of use - Some handphones have large number keys so the elderly would be able to see it clearly.
Productivity/Performance - Vacuums that can bend save the elderly the trouble of having to bend down when they need to vacuum.
Aesthetics - Signs should be large and the color contrast should be good and the first letter of the word be large (Like This), so they can read it easily.