Ergonomics is concerned with the relation or the 'fit'
between the product and the user. It contributes to
designing the "interface" between person and product. This
includes both adaptation to the human body as well as to
his mental capabilities.
Knowledge about perception, learning and
understanding, recognition and cognition are at the core of
the mental dimension of ergonomics. Anthropometry
(distribution of body dimensions in the population as basis
for optimising products) forms the basis for the physical
dimension of ergonomics.
Ergonomic aspects are those deduced from anything
connected to human behaviour: that includes physical
characteristics and abilities (e. g. possibilities to move,
skilfulness, capacities), mental capabilities (information
reception, processing, and transfer, logical and creative
thinking), and individual conditions (state of health,
education, experience, and culture).