adj. Relating to an object or material that changes shape to conform with the body part that is using it.

Example Citations:
The secret lies in a material that Keen calls ergomorphic foam — an off-the-shelf polyethylene that is blasted with nitrogen. For years, medical-supply firms have used this material in shoes intended for diabetics, who must avoid developing blisters on their feet that could, if neglected, turn gangrenous. But Keen, a competitive sailor based in Rhode Island and a co-founder of Keen Footwear, realized that the material might also appeal to kayakers, yachtsmen and other so-called amphibious athletes, by more snugly locking them into their shoes.
—James Glave, "ergomorphic Footwear," The New York Times, December 11, 2005

The ultimate in ergonomic writing. Precision adjustment dial allows you to set the shape of the grip from circular to an ergomorphic triangular shape, or any shape in between!
—"Morph Ballpoint Pen," (and many others)

Earliest Citation:
Mion also features a trademarked ergomorphic foam footbed Keen developed from a material previously used only in the medical field. "The foam will take the impression of your foot over a period of 12 hours of use, and then it stays that way," he said. "Thus, the name Mion; the product becomes yours."
—Jennifer Carofano, "Martin Keen back with new outdoor brand," Footwear News, August 1, 2005

First Use:
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 016. US 002 005 022 023 029 037 038 050. G & S: writing instruments. FIRST USE: 19991000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19991000
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Design Search Code
Serial Number 75828629
Filing Date October 20, 1999
Current Filing Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition June 6, 2000
Owner (APPLICANT) A.T.X. International, Inc. CORPORATION RHODE ISLAND One Albion Road, Suite 200 Lincoln RHODE ISLAND 02865
Attorney of Record FRANK J COLUCCI
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date August 2, 2001

—"Ergomorphic trademark status," United States Patent and Trademark Office

This term combines the prefix ergo- ("work") with the suffix -morph ("shape").

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