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Document ID (ISN)43705
CIS number 85-875
ISSN - Serial title 0018-7208 - Human Factors
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Shute S.J., Starr S.J.
Title Effects of adjustable furniture on VDT users
Bibliographic information Apr. 1984, Vol.26, No.2, p.157-170. 14 ref.
Abstract An 8-week study focussed on advanced video display terminal (VDT) workstation tables and a 5-week study focussed on advanced chairs and 4 combinations of advanced and conventional telephone operator workstation components were compared. Although on-the-job discomfort was reduced when either conventional component was replaced with an advanced component, the effect was greater when the advanced table and chair were used together. The adjustments of the advanced furniture were reported to be easy to use, and advanced furniture was rated more highly than conventional furniture.
Descriptors (primary) telephone exchanges; office equipment; ergonomics; visual display terminals
Descriptors (secondary) office chairs; tables; workplace design
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Communications industry
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)