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Year 2013
Title STUDY OF PARAMETERS FOR DESIGNING A CHAIR FOR PROPER SITTING POSTURE OF HUMAN WORKING IN FRONT OF DESKTOP
Authors Biswaranjan Rout , Dr.Rati Ranjan Das
Broad area Mechanical Engineering
Abstract

 In this work parameters which are likely to affect the posture of the operator while working with workstation and desktop computer (DTC) is investigated. The basic objective is for adjustments of parameters to obtain ergonomic work posture during DTC operation. Considered adjustments are (1) foot rest height, (2) seat support height, (3) DTC base support height, (4) distance between the user’s body and DTC (or user-DTC distance), (5) screen angle. Two algorithms are developed. The algorithms are tested using eight consented volunteers by taking photographs of the lateral postures while working. The effectiveness of ergonomic intervention is verified both visually and objectively.

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