Textbook Notes (368,125)
Canada (161,663)
Kinesiology (168)
Bob Larose (14)
Chapter

Ergonomics.docx

2 Pages
89 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Kinesiology
Course
Kinesiology 1088A/B
Professor
Bob Larose
Semester
Fall

Description
Ergonomics: Study of how to make everyday life safe Ergonomics is the application of principles derived from biomechanics, physiology, psychology, neuroscience to work and most everyday activities in order to promote productivity and safety. Ergonomics is a science concerned with the “fit” between people and their work (in our case everyday activites/ lines). It takes account of the person’s/worker’s capabilities and limitations in seeking to ensure that tasks, equipment, information and the environment suit each worker/ person The science of designing the job, equipment, and workplace/ living environment to fit the person/ worker Two main branches: 1. Physical  How our body works to be most effective  Concerns biomechanics (mechanics of the body) and physiology (how the body functions  Ex. Find a seat in race car allowing to accelerate quickest  Must tailor task to equipment to environment 2. Cognitive  How you think  How your brain thinks and idea is to optimize how you think and form you to be more streamlined  Ex. Train nurses to be ready for whom may fall in a nursing home so they can be ready and plan around a patient potentially falling. Both have to do with fitting the environment Ergonomic Tools: Tools that can make a sport or activity run more smoothly  SHERPA is an example of one of these tools  Gives strategies to avoid errors from happening 9 S
More Less

Related notes for Kinesiology 1088A/B

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit