Ergonomics is a widely misunderstood discipline in the U.S. Businesses treat ergonomics paradoxically, advertising it as a benefit when marketing products, yet decrying it as costly and unnecessary when it comes to designing ergonomic workplaces. Poor ergonomics has become linked to workplace injuries that can arise from frequent repetitive movements, especially when made in awkward postures. These injuries, termed work-related upper limb musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)also variously known as repetitive strain/stress injuries (RSIs) or cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs) and occupational overuse injuries (OOIs) or repetitive motion injuries (RMIs)are soft-tissue injuries such as tendinitis and tenosynovitis or nerve-compression injuries such as carpal…
You must be a member of SIGCHI, a subscriber to ACMís Digital Library, or an interactions subscriber to read the full text of this article.LOG IN TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE
GET ACCESSJoin ACM SIGCHI
In addition to all of the professional benefits of being a SIGCHI member, members get full access to interactionsí online content and receive the print version of the magazine bimonthly.
Subscribe to the ACM Digital Library
Get access to all interactions content online and the entire archive of ACM publications dating back to 1954. (Please check with your institution to see if it already has a subscription.)
Subscribe to interactions
Get full access to interactionsí online content and receive the print version of the magazine bimonthly.