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Document ID (ISN)66344
CIS number 96-1127
ISSN - Serial title 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hochanadel C.D.
Title Computer workstation adjustment: A novel process and large sample study
Bibliographic information Oct. 1995, Vol.26, No.5, p.315-326. Illus. 45 ref.
Abstract An automated process based on linked-segment anthropometry was developed to analyze computer workstations, identify improper configurations and recommend adjustments. A survey of over 3300 employees in a large industrial complex indicated significant relationships between hours or years worked and symptoms associated with computer use. In a follow-up study, 90% of the respondents indicated a clear understanding of recommendations and an increased knowledge of proper workstation configurations. 80% of those making recommended changes indicated benefits through enhanced work efficiency and comfort. Limitations of the study are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) workplace design; computer terminals; ergonomic evaluation; office work; data processing; anthropometry
Descriptors (secondary) sitting posture; seats and working surfaces; comfort criteria; questionnaire survey; comfort assessment; artificial lighting
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)