Ergonomics / Human Factors

Workplace ergonomics, which encompasses more than just sitting considerations, is a science in itself.  There are numerous books, research articles, specialists, courses, consultants—and a fair number of opinions—on what is the best way for someone to be set-up to spend a fair amount of time at a workstation.   Ergonomics, or human factors, is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system.  It is also the profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design and to help optimize human well-being and overall system performance (International Ergonomics Association website:

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