• Kathryn J. Hannah
  • Marion J. Ball
  • Margaret J. A. Edwards
Part of the Computers in Health Care book series (HI)


A major concern for nursing informatics is ergonomics. The word “ergonomics” comes from the Greek words “ergo”, meaning work and “nomos”, meaning law. Ergonomics, a relatively new science, looks at the application of physiological, psychological and engineering principles to the interaction between people and machines. Ergonomics attempts to define working conditions that will enhance individual health, safety, comfort, and productivity. This can be done by recognizing three things: the physiological, anatomical and psychological capabilities and limitations of people; the tools they use; and the environments in which they function.


Display Screen Video Display Terminal Elsevier Science Publishing Company Wrist Angle Visual Display Terminal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathryn J. Hannah
    • 1
  • Marion J. Ball
    • 2
  • Margaret J. A. Edwards
    • 3
  1. 1.Information Management Consulting Branch, Information Technology DivisionAlberta HealthEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Information ServicesUniversity of MarylandBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Margaret J. A. Edwards and Associates Inc.CalgaryCanada

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