Ergonomics. A new hot topic that is generally misunderstood.
Ergonomics is a science that helps us understand and design an optimal work environment to achieve comfort, productivity and health.
Wikipedia defines Ergonomics as, “the study of designing equipment and devices that fit the human body, its movements, and its cognitive abilities.”
The International Ergonomics Association (IEA), defines ergonomics as, “the scientific discipline concerned with understanding interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theoretical principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system.”
Here at ErgoDirect, we think of ergonomics as a science that helps you adjust your environment to the perfect comfortable position for your body.
With a few simple adjustments to your workstation, you can reduce stress on your body caused by working in the wrong positions for long periods of time.
Our goal is to spread awareness that working in the incorrect position for extended periods of time can cause serious health issues. Unfortunately, a majority of existing workstations do not meet ergonomic standards. We hope with more awareness everyone can learn to prevent ergonomic health problem.
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