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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 14-17

Ergonomics: A bridge between fundamentals and applied research


1 Department of Physiology, Presidency University, Kolkata, India
2 Department of Physiology, Hooghly Mohsin College, Chinsurah, India

Correspondence Address:
Subrata Ghosh
Department of Physiology, Presidency University, Kolkata
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5278.83000

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Ergonomics is becoming a subject of applying fundamentals on anthropocentric dimensions for holistic welfare. The so-called conflict between Basic science and Applied research finds one of its edges in Ergonomics. Be it cutting-edge technology or frontiers of scientific innovation-all start from understanding basic scientific aptitude and skill, and the best way to get familiar with the situation is practicing basic science again and again at a regular basis. Ergonomics is diversified in such paradigms that truly set an example of such harmony between two apparently never-ending straight lines. If the spirit of Science is true human welfare, be it in the form of environmental development, machine development, technological advancement, human resource development, or development of consecutive interfaces between these components, Participatory Ergonomics is one of the vivid examples of such conglomeration. Although fundamental science may appear to be of very little practical significance, it turns out that eventually it has far greater impact on human society than much of the so-called "applied research."






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