Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-17602
Title: Leg and back muscle activity, heart rate, performance and comfort during sitting, standing, and using a sit-stand-support with different seat angles
Authors : Nicoletti, Corinne
Läubli, Thomas
et. al : No
Published in : International journal of industrial ergonomics
Volume(Issue) : 67
Pages : 73
Pages to: 80
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Elsevier
Issue Date: 10-May-2018
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY-NC-ND 4.0: Attribution - Non commercial - No derivatives 4.0 International
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Muscle activity; Sit-stand-support; Sitting
Subject (DDC) : 610: Medicine and health
Abstract: Long-lasting sitting and standing is related to several health risks and alternatives to these positions are needed. This study compared muscle activity, heart rate, performance, and comfort between sitting, standing, and using a stable sit-stand-support with four different seat angles. Twenty-one subjects fulfilled three tasks (typing, a tweezing task and a task simulating ironing) in every position for five minutes. The heart rate was higher using a sit-stand-support and standing compared to sitting. The activity of the m. erector spinae was similar or lower using a sit-stand-support compared to sitting or standing. The activity of the m. gastrocnemius was in between the levels of sitting or standing. No significant differences were observed for the performance. The sit-stand-support most often was preferred to sitting. A stable sit-stand-support may be a solution for short interruptions of sitting or standing. Relevance to industry A stable sit-stand-support may be an option for short interruptions of sitting and standing and may reduce the consequences of these static positions.
Departement: Health Professions
Organisational Unit: Institute of Health Sciences (IGW)
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
DOI : 10.1016/j.ergon.2018.04.011
10.21256/zhaw-17602
ISSN: 0169-8141
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/17602
Restricted until : 2020-09-01
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