Ergonomics


The economy of scale leads companies to cater to the average height person, given the normal distribution of human height. The result is poorly fitting manufactured objects for tall people. While this may at first appear to merely lead to inconveniences for tall people, a closer look finds ergonomic hazards that can lead to both acute injury and the gradual insidious onset of chronic injury. This section of Tall Life is focused on solving these problems.

 

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Tesla Model X Panoramic Roof Great Car for Tall People
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Tesla Model X Panoramic Car Windshield Great for Tall People

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Lawn Mower Handle Extension for Tall People

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Raised Kitchen Island Height for Tall People

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Object Size Calculator for Tall People, Short People, and all Heights

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Height Matters: Inventor Develops Desk Raisers for Tall People

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Traffic Lights Blocked by Car Roof? Fresnel Lens for Tall People

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Extra Long Snow Shovel for Tall People

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