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Document ID (ISN)44754
CIS number 85-1584
ISSN - Serial title 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Grandjean E., Hünting W., Nishiyama K.
Title Perferred VDT workstation settings, body posture and physical impairments
Bibliographic information 2 June 1984, Vol.15, No.2, p.99-104. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract In a field study, an adjustable VDT experimental workstation was given to each of 68 operators for 1 week. The preferred settings, body postures and subjective evaluations were assessed during normal working activities. The preferred ranges were: keyboard height (home row above floor): 71-87cm; screen height (centre above floor): 92-116cm; viewing angles (eye to screen centre): +2 to -26°; visual distance (eye to screen); 61-93cm. There was no correlation between preferred settings and anthropometric data of body length or eye levels above floor. The great majority of operators tended to lean backwards with trunk inclinations between 97 and 121°.
Descriptors (primary) visual tasks; visual display terminals; work posture
Descriptors (secondary) ergonomic evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Work posture
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)