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ergonomics er·go·nom·ics (ûr'gə-nŏm'ĭks)
The applied science of equipment design, as for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort.
The technology concerned with the design, manufacture, and arrangement of products and environments to be safe, healthy, and comfortable for human beings.
Note: The term is most often encountered in discussions of the design of furniture, tools, and other things built to be used by humans.
The study of the design and arrangement of equipment so that people will interact with the equipment in healthy, comfortable, and efficient manner. As related to computer equipment, ergonomics is concerned with such factors as the physical design of the keyboard, screens, and related hardware, and the manner in which people interact with these hardware devices.