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Study of capabilities and limitations of mental and physical work in different settings. Ergonomics applies anatomical, physiological, and psychological knowledge (called human factors) to work and work environments in order to reduce or eliminate factors that cause pain or discomfort. Ergonomic designs of tools and equipment have helped curtail the occurrence of musculoskeltal disorders and repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTL). Also called human engineering.

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The chair was touted for its ergonomics, and the salesman really emphasized that it would help people with all their back problems.
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The bad ergonomics of my home office, with a chair that does not adjust to the height of my desk, has resulted in lost work due to carpal tunnel syndrome.
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When I work at my desk I try to remain concerned about my ergonomics while on the computer so I don't cause any strain on my hands while typing.
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