Origin of ergonomics
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- (functioning as singular) the study of the relationship between workers and their environment, esp the equipment they useAlso called: biotechnology
C20: from Greek ergon work + (eco) nomics
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Word Origin and History for ergonomics
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- The applied science of equipment design, as for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort.
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- The scientific study of equipment design, as in office furniture or transportation seating, for the purpose of improving efficiency, comfort, or safety.
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The technology concerned with the design, manufacture, and arrangement of products and environments to be safe, healthy, and comfortable for human beings.
The term is most often encountered in discussions of the design of furniture, tools, and other things built to be used by humans.
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