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Document ID (ISN)110606
CIS number 10-0290
ISSN - Serial title 0944-2502 - Zentralblatt fŘr Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sch÷n F.A., Preim D.
Title Field study on dynamic sitting under different work station conditions
Original title Feldstudie zum dynamischen Sitzen unter verschiedenen Arbeitsplatzbedingungen [in German]
Bibliographic information Feb. 2009, Vol.59, No.2, p.44-55. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract In this study, the sitting behaviour of 74 healthy volunteers of both genders was tested on a standard office chair under various realistic working conditions using a specially-developed recording device. The aim of the study was to examine the movements of the seat and backrest surfaces during a working day, to identify the percentage of front, middle and posterior sitting positions, as well as the differences when executing specific tasks and to verify the assumption that one would slide from the chair with a seat inclination of -10░. The experimental device was located in offices, a call centre, a control centre with monitoring and in the area of a seminar event for students. No conclusive evidence or answer to the questions was given by the tests. The front position of the seat is still preferred for all the workstation conditions observed.
Descriptors (primary) seats; office work; sitting posture; ergonomic evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) posture recording; ergonomics
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Office work