Introduction to Ergonomics

Definition of Ergonomics

The term “Ergonomics” derives from the Greek words "érgon" (work) and "ńomos" (norm, standard, law).


Ergonomics (or human factors) is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance.

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