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ErgoConcept-Predictability
Why do some designs work better than others? Designing for the expected response decreases error and increases people's trust of the device. The more advanced or critical the piece of equipment, the more important this design factor is.

Ergo Concept-Humans are the Same
Humans have limits. From a physical point of view, the ergonomist is most concerned about the people in the higher and lower percentiles. These are the ones most difficulty with tools, equipment and presentation that are designed for the average person. They are most likely to be injured.

First- People Are Different
The first concept in Ergonomics is that people are different, and the difference can be significant in terms of their productivity, speed, and health at work.

Obus Forme Backrest and Seat
The ObusŪ Forme product line is designed to support you in a neutral spinal alignment with good sacral stablilty. The back support provides alighment of the torso. The seat facilitates a good hip and leg positioning resulting in a strong base of support for action.

RollerMouse Product Review
One of the major problems wiht keybaord designs for right handed people is that the number pad is fixed on the right side. One elegant solution to this is the Contour RollerMouse.

Texting Ergonomics
Typically, today's cell phone user receives and sends more texts than phone calls (Nielson Surveys). And many more texters are ending up with sore thumbs and hands - and elbows and shoulders and necks. This article is a quick glance at why, and a bit of prevention.

DXT Presicision Mouse - Product Review
The DXT Precision Mouse is an departure from standard vertical or highly canted mouse design. In fact, hand contact with the mouse is restricted to the fingers and thumb.

Posture or Position - A Little Jargon
This is a list of terms used to describe posture and position by ergonomists and those in the medical field. It may help in understanding what your therapist or doctor is talking about. As well, it can also help YOU describe what you see at home and in the workplace.

RSI and Opening a Jar
When you have a Repetitive Strain injury in the upper extremities, shoulders, back or neck, one of the daily living activities that can become very difficult is opening a jar. Here are some ideas to make it easier.

Musicians and Posture
Playing a musical instrument creates some postural and ergonomic challenges. Many are related to right - left aymetrical postures. Some are realted to force, or to fast, repeated movement. Others relate to the visual aspect of the task. This begins with posture.

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