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Ergonomists help business, industry, government, and academic institutions use technology responsibly by considering human capabilities and limitations in the workplace. Their goal is to increase human productivity, comfort, safety, and health, and to decrease injury and illness by designing human-centered equipment, furniture, work methods, and techniques. Ergonomists combine knowledge from various sciences and apply it to jobs, systems, products, and environments. They are also known as human factors engineers or human factors specialists.