Ergonomics Introduction

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A presentation on Ergonomics at HFES competition, and try to make Ergonomics easy to understand to the public

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Ergonomics Introduction

  1. 1. • Ergonomics is the discipline that fits the workplace(like chair, table) and product(like computer, cell phone) to you• Ergonomics relates to you in life and work everyday
  2. 2. •1.8 million U.S. workers experience MusculoskeletalDisorders(back, shoulder, elbow, wrist pain) each year•# 1 Injury Risk Factors are Static Posture andRepetition Motion
  3. 3. 3 Ways Cell Phone Can Hurt
  4. 4. 1 Cell Phone Elbow•Cause: Long chats stretch the nerve and choke the bloodsupply to the ulnar nerve inside your elbow•Symptom: Numbness, tingling in the forearm and hand•Chronic Problem: Difficulty in writing and typing
  5. 5. 2 BlackBerry/Texting Thumb•Cause: Long time typing makes thumb repetitive strain injury•Symptom: Sore and numbness in the base of the thumb•Chronic Problem: Chronic pain in tendon region of thumb,some cases need operation
  6. 6. 3 iPhone/iPod Ear•Cause: iPhone/iPod can put out sound around 120 decibels,which is past people’s pain threshold•Symptom: Hearing loss, headache, internal ringing•Chronic Problem: Hearing impairment, ear damage iscumulative and hearing loss is permanent
  7. 7. 3 Ergonomics Tips for Cell Phone Users•Spend less time on the phone, alternating hand every 10minutes and use Hands-Free headset if possible•Decrease repetitive typing on cell phone– use shortcut,abbreviation and physical keyboard•Follow 60/60 Rule—listen to music via Headset at less than60% Max Volume for less than 60 minutes per day
  8. 8. Helpful Stretches Exercises1 Back and Shoulder Exercises 2 Hand Exercises
  9. 9. Computer Can Hurt
  10. 10. CTS-Carpal Tunnel SyndromeCTS is the #1 reported medical problem in U.S.8 million Americans are affected36% of CTS patients need Unlimited medical treatment
  11. 11. Right way to avoid Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  12. 12. Ergonomic Products that can help you
  13. 13. Following 20-20-20 Rule Can Help Every 20 minutes Take a 20 seconds break Look 20 feet away and do some Stretches
  14. 14. Helpful Stretches Exercises1 Hand Exercises 2 Head and Neck Exercises

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