Ergonomics is the basic study and relationship between people, products and the environment in general. However anthropomenric is the study of different human measurements, that are taken to be applied to products
Ergonomics can be very important and beneficial to our every day lives and has been studied and worked on to the point where we doing even realize. It also helps improve productivity, if the job or task is physically hard or partially annoying this will decrease the productivity that worker will produce, If it is made and designed in an easier method then a worker will not be as hesitant on getting the job done faster. Another important thing would be that ergonomics ensure safety most of the time, as a lot of thought and detail has gone into designing the product so that it is as well as efficient for its use but also safe enough.
Anthropometric’s, This is important as it studies people’s size so that manufactures know what sizes and measurements to use for there product. It is important because if manufactures choose random measurements chances that the mass of the population would be able to use it would be low. So anthropometrics can more or less guarantee a suitable fit. However many people that are either very tall or short will still struggle o finding a descent size as the actually product is not structured for them.
An example of how ergonomics and anthropometics is used together is an office chair. Ergonomics would have to study a way to make the chair comfortable as people tend to spend many hours a day sitting. They would need to find a way to help relax the body so that no weight is being applied, it is not in the way of other furniture objects, and that no strains or painful things happen while using the chair. They should measure the back of the chair, the weight of it, how low the seat goes, the height and so on. Anthropometrics will measure a number amount of people and find the average, they will measure all the different body parts so that it can be applied. There job is to measure the people where as ergonomics measure the product according to the people.