RSI, or Repetitive Strain Injury, became an important topic among computer operators in the Eighties. But a similar condition was recognised in 1702 among scribes copying manuscripts.
Flowerpots can be more hazardous than wheelbarrows. In 1996, 159 people were admitted to hospital following flowerpot-related accidents; but only 77 following accidents involving wheelbarrows, according to a government survey.
Most mobile phones have far more technological capability than they are used for: four out of five people only use them to dial numbers by hand.
The term ergonomics was coined in 1857, when it appeared in a Polish newspaper. Nowadays it is also called "human factors design".Reuse content