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Document ID (ISN)50622
CIS number 88-2078
ISSN - Serial title 0018-8247 - Higiena i zdraveopazvane
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Draganova N., Dacov E.
Title Studies on working posture in videoterminal (VT) work - Data input
Original title Izsledvane na rabotnata poza pri rabota na videoterminal (VT) - văveždane na danni [in Bulgarian]
Bibliographic information 1987, Vol.30, No.2, p.23-29. Illus. 6 ref.
Abstract The results obtained revealed that the proportions of workstations do not correspond to the anthropometric data of the female operators studied. The basic working angles depending on the proportions and arrangements of the workstation and the construction of the keyboard, produced forced positions of the hands, shoulders and back. The electromyogram of the flexors of the arm showed a considerable loading and fatigue of the muscular system. The percentage of subjective complaints in the upper extremities was high (especially with respect to the right side) in the region of the shoulders, back and sacrum. Proposals are presented for optimisation of working posture during data input on video terminals.
Descriptors (primary) work posture; fatigue; visual display terminals; upper extremity disorders; data processing; keyboard operations; ergonomics
Descriptors (secondary) computer terminals; anthropometry; questionnaire survey; ergonomic evaluation; motion study; electromyography; optimization; job study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Office work
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Work posture