ergonomics

(redirected from Motion efficiency expert)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Motion efficiency expert: Business efficiency expert

ergonomics

or

human engineering

the study of the interface between people and technology with the objective of achieving a better ‘fit’ between the two. The twin objectives of ergonomics are the interrelated ones of improvements in efficiency and the provision of better working conditions. For instance, an ergonomist would be concerned to ensure that a typist's chair is of the right height to avoid back and arm strains. As well as minimizing employee dissatisfaction this would prevent productivity from being impaired by physical injury. In more complex technological environments the ergonomist is also concerned with the distribution of functions between human operators and the technology itself.

Ergonomics grew out of SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT, one strand of which was concerned with the development of technology that could be matched to the task in hand and to the human physique, and human factor psychology (see OCCUPATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY), which was concerned with the impact of environmental factors on work performance.

References in classic literature ?
But I know she was studying that pattern, and I am determined that nobody shall find it out but myself!
Jackson's Island is good enough for me; I know that island pretty well, and nobody ever comes there.
How are you going to have a republic at all, where the head of the government is absolute, holds his place forever, and has no parliament, no council to meddle or make in his affairs, nobody voted for, nobody elected, nobody in the whole universe with a voice in the government, nobody asked to take a hand in its matters, and nobody ALLOWED to do it?
But nemmine, I's gwine to happen aroun' dah one o' dese days en let on dat I reckon he wants to print a chillen's fingers ag'in; en if HE don't notice dey's changed, I bound dey ain't nobody gwine to notice it, en den I's safe, sho'.
She was nobody when he married her, barely the daughter of a gentleman; but ever since her being turned into a Churchill she has outChurchill'd them all in high and mighty claims: but in herself, I assure you, she is an upstart.
But there's nobody rightly knows about those parts: only it couldn't be far north'ard, nor much different from this country, for he brought a fine breed o' sheep with him, so there must be pastures there, and everything reasonable.
He had said the truth: dead or alive, nobody minded Ben Gunn.
Is there nobody from whose house Monsieur Laporte can come and fetch you?
After she had passed fifty, nobody could tell her age; erect and silent always, she resembled a wooden figure working automatically.
Pray do, my dear Miss Lucas," she added in a melancholy tone, "for nobody is on my side, nobody takes part with me.
Nobody can say with what thoughts, with what regrets, with what words on their lips they died.
When Sir Thomas comes, I dare say he will be in for some borough, but there has been nobody to put him in the way of doing anything yet.

Full browser ?