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Welcome to The Ergonomic Encyclopedia (or ErgoPedia), an ergonomic resource for individuals seeking to learn more about ergonomic products.

This resource is intended to be used by individuals for their personal benefit as well as by ergonomic professionals seeking to improve their knowledge of ergonomic strategies.



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Risk Factors and Sources of Injury

Injuries and Conditions

Ergonomic Product Categories

Anthropometric Considerations

What are the Symptoms?

Ergonomic Concepts




Why should one consider learning more about ergonomics?  The human body was not designed to use computing devices, and certainly not for the sustained duration and intensity that most individuals experience. When using a computer, one is usually forced to maintain an awkward, unnatural posture while performing repetitive tasks - often for hours at a time! This applies both while at work or during 'leisure' use of the computer. 

Fortunately, ergonomic professionals have identified many Risk Factors and Sources of Injury which can lead to a variety of Injuries and Conditions.  Their tools include Ergonomic Products, Ergonomic Concepts and Anthropometric Considerations.  If you don't know where to start, What are the Symptoms? provides a baseline to begin.

Alternatively, you can enter your search term in the ErgoPedia Search Function at the top of the screen, which will immediately guide you to the appropriate page.  There is also a helpful GLOSSARY to provide definitions on terms which may not be clear to all.

We hope you find this resource to be useful.  If you are an ergonomic professional and disagree with or would like to suggest additions to the content for any of the pages on this web site, please email us

Last edited November 28th, 2013

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