noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
- (functioning as singular) the study of the relationship between workers and their environment, esp the equipment they useAlso called: biotechnology
- The applied science of equipment design, as for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort.
- The scientific study of equipment design, as in office furniture or transportation seating, for the purpose of improving efficiency, comfort, or safety.
The technology concerned with the design, manufacture, and arrangement of products and environments to be safe, healthy, and comfortable for human beings.