The Pandemic of Work-From-Home Injuries

Many people are sustaining injuries working from home during the pandemic. This is an excellent story to get students to think about the ergonomic design of work stations. The attached document is a great warm up to understanding how geometry works in ergonomic design.

Human Factors and Safety Engineering

What types of triangles do you see in this photo?

How is the ergonomic design of this workstation best for working with a computer?

What types of physical problems can occur from poor ergonomically designed work stations?

Do you think that people who work in a factory face repetitive motion injuries more frequently than the general population or elite athletes?

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