Evaluation of Latest Computer Workstation Standards
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TimeWednesday, October 12th3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
LocationPoster Gallery
DescriptionThe study reflects the relevance of existing standards for setting up computer workstations. Normal human behavior doesn't always make us assume the best postures as we tend to shift posture to make ourselves comfortable. Even though we know it's not good for our body, we frequently get caught up in the activity at hand, resulting in inappropriate and awkward postures. A 2x2 factorial design that included two different arrangements of a computer workstation and two different chairs with different features was used to make participants perform a 2-hour computer task during which the postures were measured. There is no significant difference in postural behavior for different workstation arrangements or interaction effects. Two posture variables showed differences across the two chairs used. Arranging workstations based on standards doesn't cause a significant effect on the subjects' postural behavior. Chair features or the design seem to have affected how they assume their postures.