The goal of ergonomics is to design a job, equipment and workplace to fit the worker. Good ergonomic design is necessary to prevent repetitive strain injuries that can develop over time and may lead to long-term disability. With good ergonomic design, the goals of health and productivity can be achieved.
In design, the theory of ergonomics is used to optimize the performance of humans and systems. Ergonomics is relevant in the design of things such as interfaces for machines and work furniture.
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Keep in mind that the improper use of ergonomic chairs lessens their effectiveness. Ergonomic chairs work best when their adjustable features are used correctly. Click here to see our ergonomic task chairs.