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Chapter 1 – Introduction to Ergonomics
Ergonomics is the study of the interactions between humans and their environments. The three main domains of study in ergonomics are the physical domain, the cognitive domain, and the organizational domain. Physical ergonomics involves the study of the physical environment (workplaces, tools, etc.). Cognitive ergonomics is largely focused on the interactions between humans and computers, along with other complex systems like nuclear power plants. Organizational ergonomics examines how humans interact with social, technical, and environmental factors.
What is Ergonomics