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Document ID (ISN)101230
CIS number 03-271
ISSN - Serial title 1615-0061 - Computer-Fachwissen
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Zeller M.
Title Working at screens in a reclined position?
Original title Bildschirmarbeit - im Liegen!? [in German]
Bibliographic information July 2001, No7, p.8-11. Illus.
Abstract Postures adopted during work at computer screens while seated at a desk induce a tensing of muscles, which in turn gives rise to poor blood irrigation and pulmonary ventilation. This article discusses the ergonomics of various unusual attitudes for working at screens, in particular the reclined or semi-reclined postures which have the quality of reducing muscular tension. The screen and keyboard positions are discussed, as well as those of document holders when present. Various types of keyboards are presented, including some at the prototype stage such as split keyboards, vertical split keyboard and mobile keyboards with a reduced number of keys, where some letters require the simultaneous depression of several keys.
Descriptors (primary) lying posture; ergonomics; visual display terminals
Descriptors (secondary) angle of vision; ergonomic evaluation; work posture
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Work posture