Everywhere Ergonomics

Innovations in ergonomic design augment overall health & productivity
Implications - Ergonomics, the study of designing products that aim to "fit" a person's body to enhance productivity while preventing repetitive stress injuries, has long been an important part of design -- whether it be furniture, equipment or tech gadgets. While ergonomic design has lately been focused on tech gadgets such as computer peripherals, designers are now increasingly paying attention to the ergonomics of everyday items, ranging from crowbars and walking sticks to coffee mugs and razors. Consumers place high importance on comfort, so anything that offers enhanced usability will likely stand out, no matter how mundane the product might be.
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Smartphone Photo Handles - The Belkin iPhone Shutter Grip Provides a Steadying Ergonomic Handhold
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V. Hot 14,524 Clicks Pub: Apr 23, 12
Smartphone Photo Handles
The Belkin iPhone Shutter Grip Provides a Steadying Ergonomic Handhold
As convenient as smartphone cameras may be, sometimes they can also seem strangely cumbersome because they lack the easy handholds and balancing weight of an actual camera; the Belkin iPhone Shutter... [More]
Ergonomic Tablet Grapplers - Comfe Hands Helps Make Handling the Device More Comfortable
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Hot 8,366 Clicks Pub: Feb 1, 12
Ergonomic Tablet Grapplers
Comfe Hands Helps Make Handling the Device More Comfortable
The Comfe Hands was invented to make one's experience handling the iPad for extended periods of time more comfortable. The Comfe Hands was created specifically for people who have a tendency to use their… [More]
Sleek Pivoting Presses - This Iron by Adam Wendel Affords a More Fluid Maneuverability
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Warm 6,494 Clicks Pub: Sep 8, 11
Sleek Pivoting Presses
This Iron by Adam Wendel Affords a More Fluid Maneuverability
With certain household appliances, it's easy to get the impression that the manufacturers must not ever engage in chores that put their products to use. To this day, many are incredibly ineffective in… [More]
Contorted Coffee Cup Handles - The Kruzhkus Mug is Ergonomically Designed to Be Held With One Finger
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Warm 9,701 Clicks Pub: Jan 25, 12
Contorted Coffee Cup Handles
The Kruzhkus Mug is Ergonomically Designed to Be Held With One Finger
Sometimes you have to wonder how many designers test out the handles of their teacups before sending the prototype out for manufacturing. It's surprising that vessels like the Kruzhkus Mug are a rarity,… [More]
Detachable Nozzle Urinals - The Moveable Urinal is Ideal for Men with Limited Mobility
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Mild 6,284 Clicks Pub: Aug 9, 11
Detachable Nozzle Urinals
The Moveable Urinal is Ideal for Men with Limited Mobility
Men are lucky enough to have the parts to pee with little preparation and the Moveable Urinal concept brings that ease back to guys with physical disabilities. It's difficult enough to transition from… [More]
Minimalist Modern Razors - Penghao Shan's Mobius Shaver Gives a Traditional Design an Artistic Twist
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Mild 5,593 Clicks Pub: Apr 3, 12
Minimalist Modern Razors
Penghao Shan's Mobius Shaver Gives a Traditional Design an Artistic Twist
The Mobius Shaver is a modern twist, quite literally, on the traditional men’s razor. Inspired by the Mobius strip, which is known for its non-orientable mathematical property, the razor is a... [More]