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ID (ISN) del documento51801
Número CIS 89-1032
ISSN - Título de la serie 0014-0139 - Ergonomics
Año 1988
Número de serie
Autor(es) Ong C.N., Koh D., Phoon W.O., Low A.
Título Anthropometrics and display station preferences of VDU operators
Información bibliográfica Mar. 1988, Vol.31, No.3, p.337-347. Illus. 22 ref.
Resumen The anthropometric dimensions of three major ethnic groups in Singapore were studied on 94 female VDU operators. The postural preferences at the VDU work stations were also investigated. Few anthropometric differences were noted for the Chinese, Malays and Indians. However, when compared to data from Germany and the USA, the three Asian cohorts are smaller in body size. Owing to the smaller body build, the Singapore operators preferred to have a sitting height of about 46cm, and a working height of about 74cm, compared with the 47cm and 77cm, respectively, preferred by European operators. Despite the anthropometric differences, the Singapore VDU operators, like their counterparts in Europe and the USA also preferred to sit in a pronounced backward leaning posture with a slightly open elbow angle. This sitting posture seems to ignore the traditional recommended upright trunk position of 90°.
Descriptores (primarios) Singapur; mujeres; antropometría; pantallas de visualización
Descriptores (secundarios) diferencias por raza; Asia; paises en desarrollo
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Iluminación, color, visión
Broad subject area(s) Fisiología, ergonomía
Navegación por categoria(s) Ergonomics
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Anthropometry