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The Biomechanical and Physiological Effect of Two Dynamic Workstations

  • Juliane Botter
  • Eva-Maria Burford
  • Dianne Commissaris
  • Reinier Könemann
  • Suzanne Hiemstra-van Mastrigt
  • Rolf Peter Ellegast
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8026)

Abstract

The aim of this research paper was to investigate the effect, both biomechanically and physiologically, of two dynamic workstations currently available on the commercial market. The dynamic workstations tested, namely the Treadmill Desk by LifeSpan and the LifeBalance Station by RightAngle, were compared to the more conventional seated and standing workstations, through a randomized repeated measures design. Hypothesized was that the use of these dynamic workstations would have an effect on posture, physical activity, energy expenditure and muscular activity. Preliminary results suggest that the dynamic workstation increase physical activity and heart rate compared to the seated workstation.

Keywords

physical activity computer work dynamic workstations joint angle electromyography energy expenditure heart rate 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juliane Botter
    • 1
  • Eva-Maria Burford
    • 1
  • Dianne Commissaris
    • 2
  • Reinier Könemann
    • 2
  • Suzanne Hiemstra-van Mastrigt
    • 2
  • Rolf Peter Ellegast
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident InsuranceSankt AugustinGermany
  2. 2.TNO Work and EmploymentHoofddorpThe Netherlands

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