INSY 3020 Introduction to Occupational Ergonomics. Dr. Robert E. Thomas Industrial and Systems Engineering Department Auburn University Spring 2005. ERGONOMICS. “ Ergo ” = Greek word meaning “work” “ Nomos ” = . . . “laws”
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Dr. Robert E. Thomas
Industrial and Systems Engineering Department
Introduced into literature in the 1840’s by Polish educator and scientist Jastrzebowski Wojciech.
Ergonomics is a multidisciplinary activity that assembles information on people’s capacities and applies that information in designing jobs, products, workplaces, and equipment.
“Fit The Task To The Person”
United States = Human Factors
Europe = Ergonomics
Other Terms = Human Engineering
Note: Basic understanding of industrial engineering, biomechanics, psychology, and physiology, underlie these techniques.
- Of lower back
- Of upper extremities
Designing for the
--- Whoever they may be !!!