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ergonomics
Last modified: Tuesday, November 25, 1997 

The science concerned with designing safe and comfortable machines for humans. For example, one branch of ergonomics deals with designing furniture that avoids causing backaches and muscle cramps. In the computer field, ergonomics plays an important role in the design of monitors and keyboards.

Another term for ergonomics is human engineering.

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University of California's Ergonomics Program
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This resource page includes links to design information, FAQs, and product resources for ergonomic computer furniture.

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