Sunday, October 10, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ergonomics and Anthropometry Part 1

1. Compare the two types of setup and state reasons why one of the setup is preferred.
One of the setup is preferred as it makes life easier for the worker. It will make him more cheerful when everything is in place and he can access everything better.

2. What are the area of considerations when designing a conducive and comfortable workplace?
The price, its effectiveness and whether it really makes people more comfortable.

3. State the reasons why these considerations are important.
These would determine whether the workplace would be sold to alot of people.

Classroom Work Desk

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Elderly Challenge Observation 4

I have noticed my aging grandmother having difficulty making a phone call. Her eyesight is weakening and she is having long sightedness. When she presses the numbers, she might press more numbers than intended. She does not know how to do "backspace" so she will press the call, put down the phone and dial in the numbers again. I think that she needs a phone that has its buttons more spaced out to save time.

Elderly Challenge - Observation 3

I have noticed that people on the MRT trains do not give up their seats to the elderly. People in the train will tend to assume that other commuters will give up their seats to the elderly, or could be that they are too shy to give up their seats. I think people should really leave the reserved seats for the elderly, and sit on any unoccupied non reserved seat, unless they are able to give up their seats to the elderly.

Elderly Challenge - Observation 2

I have noticed that people in the senior citizen's corner are mainly senior citizens. Occasionally I see some maids, but they might be too busy talking to other maids, such that they might neglect the elderly they were supposed to be taking care of. I think there should be more people going to the senior citizen's corner to ensure the safety of the elderly there. If an elderly person is injured, their maids might not know what to do.

Elderly Challenge - Observation 1

For some elderly, walking is a difficult task, let alone walking in the night. They will have difficulty walking because of their constantly failing eyesight. This will make their lives much more harder as they might need to travel from, for example, their home to a shop to buy groceries. Having something to guide their way at night will make their life more convenient.