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The Ergonomics Program team at the University of California, Berkeley,
created this video to demonstrate the ergonomically correct way to use a mouse.


What is Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the applied science of equipment design and/or workplace design, intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort. Also called biotechnology, human engineering, and human factors engineering.

Ergonomics includes the following characteristics:

  • Science of fitting jobs, tools or environments of work to the worker.
  • Encompasses the workstation, the tools or equipment of work, and the work flow design.
  • The goal is to prevent, or reduce the likelihood of, discomfort and injury associated with any and all aspects of work.
  • Worker education and training is essential toward maximizing the value and success of all ergonomic interventions.
  • Ergonomic principles can and should be applied to any and all types of work both occupational and domestic.

 

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