“Ergonomics (or human factors) is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions
among humans and other elements of a system,
and the profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize
human well-being and overall system performance.”
Barbering will always be physically demanding, but a more ergonomic approach can help.
Taking regular breaks ad stretching out those tired muscles in the wrists and arms is essential.
Floor mats are recommended.
Not only does the floor mat help to prevent early fatigue feelings and feet discomfort.
The floor mats are also presented to assist with providing safety and comfort to those required to stand for long periods of time.
Sitting down when possible to take the strain off the back helps, but not if sitting down means you have to lift your elbows.
Physical ergonomics: the science of designing user interaction with equipment and workplaces to fit the user.
Physical ergonomics is concerned with human anatomy, and some of the anthropometric, physiological and bio mechanical characteristics as they relate to physical activity.
Physical ergonomic principles have been widely used in the design of both consumer and industrial products for optimizing performance and to preventing / treating work-related disorders by reducing the mechanisms behind mechanically induced acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries / disorders.
Risk factors such as localized mechanical pressures, force and posture in a sedentary office environment lead to injuries attributed to an occupational environment.
Physical ergonomics is important to those diagnosed with physiological ailments or disorders such as arthritis (both chronic and temporary) or carpal tunnel syndrome.
Pressure that is insignificant or imperceptible to those unaffected by these disorders may be very painful, or render a device unusable, for those who are.
Many ergonomically designed products are also used or recommended to treat or prevent such disorders, and to treat pressure-related chronic pain.