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Why are garden tools designed to be ergonomic?
Apr 24, 2018

Gardening tools are a kind of hand tools. Gardening tools include horticultural hoe, garden rake, various types of pruning shears, tall tree shears and coarse branches. The use of these tools is not only inseparable from our hands, but also more dependent on the hands than the average job, so in the design of gardening tools, the need to consider the physical characteristics of the hand, in line with humane design principles.

In addition to making full use of each finger, gardening tools can also be used with fingers of different sizes so that the function, artistic function, and health care function of the garden tool can be perfectly integrated to achieve the best design effect. Some gardening tools are designed to be very attractive but not practical. Due to the particularity of the work object of the gardening tool and its special requirements for the user, its design should also conform to the physiological structure of the hand. In the anatomical principle of the hand, it is required to keep the wrists straight when using the hand tools, and when the wrist is deviated from the middle position, why is the design of the garden tools to be ergonomic? When the palmar flexion, dorsiflexion, ulnar deviation, and other awkward states cause the wrist muscles to stretch excessively, it will cause wrist soreness and reduced grip strength. When the wrist is operated in a straight line, the wrist is in a relaxed state in the middle, which can reduce fatigue.

If the use of garden tools is found to cause long-term use that may cause physical discomfort, indicating that the manner of stress is not correct or the design of the garden tool is defective, it must be stopped in time to prevent further injury.


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