Human Factors And Ergonomics

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Human Factors And Ergonomics

Human factors or ergonomics is the scientific discipline that deals with the understanding of interactions among humans and other factors that exist within a system, and the profession, which applies theory, data, principle and methods to design/ optimize human well-being global system performance. How much do you know about this discipline? Take our quiz and find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the disciplines that have contributed to this field?
    • A. 

      Psychology

    • B. 

      Economics

    • C. 

      Agriculture

    • D. 

      Geography

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      The study of innovating the design of equipment and devices.

    • B. 

      The study of customizing equipment.

    • C. 

      The study of improving equipment.

    • D. 

      It's the study of designing equipment, devices and processes that fit the human body and its cognitive abilities.

  • 3. 
    What's the purpose of proper ergonomic design?
    • A. 

      To prevent repetitive strain injuries.

    • B. 

      To come up with new designs.

    • C. 

      To come up with comfortable material.

    • D. 

      To prevent injuries.

  • 4. 
    When was the word "ergonomic" first used?
    • A. 

      In 1901

    • B. 

      In 1857

    • C. 

      In 1860

    • D. 

      In 1910

  • 5. 
    Who uses the term "human factor" the most?
    • A. 

      Entrepreneurs

    • B. 

      North Americans

    • C. 

      Doctors

    • D. 

      British people

  • 6. 
    How many fields of research does the term ergonomic comprise?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Physical and cognitive

    • B. 

      Physical and organizational.

    • C. 

      Physical, cognitive, and organizational.

    • D. 

      Only physical

  • 8. 
    What is physical ergonomic?
    • A. 

      It is concerned with human anatomy.

    • B. 

      It is concerned with posture.

    • C. 

      It is concerned with human vision.

    • D. 

      It is concerned with concentration.

  • 9. 
    What is cognitive ergonomic?
    • A. 

      It is concerned with physical processes.

    • B. 

      It is concerned with mental processes.

    • C. 

      It is concerned with posture.

    • D. 

      It is concerned with the environment.

  • 10. 
    What is organizational ergonomics?
    • A. 

      It is concerned with microeconomics.

    • B. 

      It is concerned with sociology.

    • C. 

      It is concerned with the optimization of socio-technical systems.

    • D. 

      It is concerned with socioeconomic systems.