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The effect of dynamic workstations on the performance of various computer and office-based tasks

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Author: Burford, E.M. · Botter, J. · Commissaris, D. · Könemann, R. · Hiemstra-Van Mastrigt, S. · Ellegast, R.P.
Type:article
Date:2013
Source:4th Int. Conf. on Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics, and Risk Management: Human Body Modeling and Ergonomics, DHM 2013, Held as Part of 15th Int. Conf. on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2013, 21 July 2013 through 26 July 2013, Las Vegas, NV, PART 2, 8026 LNCS, 205-212
series:
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Identifier: 478210
doi: doi:10.1007/978-3-642-39182-8_24
ISBN: 9783642391811
Keywords: Workplace · Dynamic workstations · Reaction time · Task performance · Accuracy · Computer work · Computer-based tasks · Different effects · Performance measure · Repeated measures · Research papers · Task performance · Ergonomics · Human reaction time · Risk management · Computer workstations · Work and Employment · Healthy Living · Organisation · SP - Sustainable Productivity · BSS - Behavioural and Societal Sciences

Abstract

The effect of different workstations, conventional and dynamic, on different types of performance measures for several different office and computer based task was investigated in this research paper. The two dynamic workstations assessed were the Lifespan Treadmill Desk and the RightAngle LifeBalance Station, and the two conventional workstations assessed were a seated and a standing workstation. Through a randomized repeated measures design, the effect of these different workstations was assessed for a series of tasks consisting of a reading, typing, telephone, mouse dexterity task and a battery of computer-based cognitive tasks. Hypothesized was that the use of these dynamic workstations would have different effects on the performance measures for the different types of tasks. © 2013 Springer-Verlag.