Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ergonomics (Product description and Idea Trigger)

2)i)It is a can opener by Cooks Choice. It is made mostly of metal. it has a few plastic parts. It is safe and hygienic. It cuts below the lid and thus cut lids have smooth surfaces it operates based on a gear system.

ii) some elderly may not have enough strength to turn the wheel to cut the can and thus would not be able to open the can.

iii) I would extend the turning wheel in order to reduce the amount of strength used to open the can

ergonomics II

1.It is the attempt to make work better that ergonomics becomes so useful. And that is also where making things comfortable and efficient comes into play.

2.comfort, ease of use, safety, performance, aesthetics
3. safety:
it allows the elderly to find the light switch with ease and it is also long lasting
ease of use:
this device allows the elderly get extra support while in the shower so as to prevent slipping. the design of this product also allows it to be used easily
It allows the elderly to cut there toes nails without having to bend down too far.
this product is basically a chair that can be lowered and raised. it can hold up to 136 kg

Monday, July 19, 2010

Definition of theme - Environment.

An environment is what surrounds a thing or an item. The environment is the surrounding. It could be a physical element - physical environment, that includes the built environment, naturual environment - air conditions, water, land, atmosphere etc or it could be human environment - people surrounding the item or thing. This is also known as the social environment and includes elements like the spiritual environment, emotional environment, home, family etc. The environment is a fluid dynamic thing. It is 'not' it 'becomes' . Basically it is the surroundings of an item or thing.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ergonomics 1

In the first office the table is very messy and it looks quite disorganised. The chair is also quite uncomfortable as the person has to sit in a awkward position and he was also squirming around in order to type on the keyboard.The computer screen was also too far away and the person had to put on specs and use a magnifying glass in order to see.The light from the lamps at his desk gave of very harsh light and when he touched the lamp to adjust the lamp he got burnt.The switches for the lights were also very confusing for his workplace he had trouble retrieving his items. His chair was also unstable and thus he was unable to drink from his cup.

In the second office the table is very neat and is very organised .the chair looks very comfortable as the person does not fidget around and sat in a upright position while using his computer.The computer screen is adjustable and thus it allows the person to move the screen closer to him so he does not need to strain his eyes.The lamp is adjustable and it used fluorescent light thus it was not too hot to touch.His chair was very steady and would allow the person to lean back.