human factors engineering
Human Factors Engineering aka Ergonomics is the science dealing with the application of information on physical and psychological characteristics to the design of devices and systems for human use.
Something that is ‘ergonomic’ is designed for safe, comfortable, and efficient use. Working Environment, Posture, Grip & Handling Ergonomics, Gender and Strength requirements are all critical to our research and design process.
This is the study and record of human body measurements and their variations between gender, race and age.
These measurements and their percentile ranges are critical and are central to the realization of medical delivery systems for devices.
Just because a design fits into the hand neatly and is comfortable does not mean it is intuitive and easy to use.
Movement convert the Design Inputs from our managed Usability Engineering File to marry the physical improvements with the psychological enhancements to deliver a market acceptable solution which is fundamentally safe.
Movement develop a fundamental understanding with each project with regard to the four cardinal ergonomic characteristics;
Strength – The manual force necessary to effectively use the tool.
Reach – The amount of extension or distance between touch points on a tool.
Clearance – The space within and around the tool to accommodate hand movement and adequate working space.
Posture – The degree of deviation from neutral, comfortable body joint angles required to use the tool with maximum effectiveness.