ergonomics ergonomics  /ˌɜr ɡə ˈnɑ mɪks/

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  • (n) the branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environments

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  1. The design is an improvement in camcorder ergonomics.
  2. In fact, ergonomics majors might balk at the laptop-type keys and lack of wrist rest.
  3. As ergonomics specialists know, using a computer can be a real pain in the neck, wrists, back, eyes, shoulders, etc.

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  1. "XIRING has the broadest range of healthcare solutions in France and their products are well recognised for their quality, performance and ergonomics. XIRING's experience makes them an ideal partner to help SCM bring mobile eHealth terminals to the...
    on Oct 16, 2008 By: Karl Marx Source: MarketWatch

  2. Bestowing the highest Canadian award on Kumar, Governor General Michaelle Jean said he has been honoured for "his contributions to the field of rehabilitation ergonomics, in Canada and abroad, notably in his research and teachings on the causation,...
    on Dec 31, 2009 By: Michaelle Jean Source: Hindustan Times

  3. Sir James Dyson, Chief Executive of the Dyson Group, said: "RepRap is a different, revolutionary way of approaching invention. It could allow people to change the ergonomics of a design to their own specific needs."
    on Jun 5, 2008 By: James Dyson Source: Science Daily (press release)

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