Kinesiology is concerned with adapting the worker to the work. It is the study of human movement and is used to improve ergonomic designs. The simple act of adjusting the operator’s light involves stretching, turning, reaching, bending, and re-positioning. It is not a simple act.

Ergonomists and kinesiologists study these movements in efforts to design dental equipment for increased comfort and ease of use. Remember, emphasis should be placed on the needs of the operating team since they will be using this equipment for long periods of the work day as compared to the length of time a patient is in the dental chair.