Buyer Beware! Ergonomic sometimes isn't ergonomic.
Posted Sep 09 2009 8:30am
If a product claims to be "ergonomic" or "ergonomically designed," is it really ergonomic? Chances are that it is not. The term is widely used to describe a variety of commercially-available items and lead consumers to believe the items have ergonomic benefits. However, there currently is no industry standard that certifies whether an item or tool is ergonomic. A general rule of thumb that ergonomists use to determine an items' true ergonomic benefits is to consider how many muscles are used; if an item uses fewer muscles than it's traditional counterpart, then it probably does have ergonomic value!
Ergonomic Evolution recommends you go ahead and try out any item that appeals to you, but keep your store receipt!