Explores designing for population groups that do not meet the customary standards in age, size, and abilities. Underscoring the need for extraordinary ergonomics, the book illustrates various approaches to measuring the characteristics, capabilities, and limitations of those who differ from the norm. It provides the how-tos of designing for people who are smaller, weaker, or bigger, discusses specifically the design for persons with disabilities and the aging population, and covers human factors engineering for expectant mothers and ergonomics for children and teenagers. It explains how to assess and determine abilities and needs and demonstrates how to design tools, homes, and environments to make working space safe and living space easy.
Ch. 1. "Extra-ordinary" individuals and groups of people -- Ch. 2. Assessment methods and techniques -- Ch. 3. Principles of human factors engineering -- Ch. 4. Design for movement : with special solutions for the very small and big, for those with lower back problems, and for bedridden persons -- Ch. 5. Design for persons with disabilities -- Ch. 6. Design for aging -- Ch. 7. Design for expectant mothers -- Ch. 8. Design for children and adolescents.