|Document ID (ISN)||105091|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Babski-Reeves K., Stanfield J., Hughes L.
||Assessment of video display workstation set up on risk factors associated with the development of low back and neck discomfort
||July 2005, Vol.35, No.7, p.593-604. Illus. 33 ref.
||This study investigated the effect of monitor height and chair type on low back and neck muscle activity, perceived level of discomfort and posture shifts among visual display terminal operators. The ergonomic benefits of chairs in different price ranges were also examined. The findings indicate that the interaction of monitor height and chair type significantly affects musculoskeletal loads. Task demands also play an important role in the loads, posture fixity and level of discomfort reported. Therefore, the location of visual display equipment and chair selection should be based on task demands. In general, no significant differences were identified between high and low cost chairs, again supporting the recommendation that chair selection be based on task demands.
||computer terminals; seats; ergonomic evaluation; backache; neck disorders
||subjective assessment; muscle contractor activity; comfort assessment; office work; sitting posture
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Visual display terminals (VDTs)