The impact of computer display height and desk design on 3D posture during information technology work by young adults

Straker, L., Burgess-Limerick, R., Pollock, C., Murray, K., Netto, K., Coleman, J. and Skoss, R. 2008, The impact of computer display height and desk design on 3D posture during information technology work by young adults, Journal of electromyography and kinesiology, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 336-349.

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Title The impact of computer display height and desk design on 3D posture during information technology work by young adults
Author(s) Straker, L.
Burgess-Limerick, R.
Pollock, C.
Murray, K.
Netto, K.
Coleman, J.
Skoss, R.
Journal name Journal of electromyography and kinesiology
Volume number 18
Issue number 2
Start page 336
End page 349
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2008-04
ISSN 1050-6411
1873-5711
Keyword(s) computer
posture
musculoskeletal disorder
work-related neck and upper limb disorder
Summary Computer display height and desk design to allow forearm support are two critical design features of workstations for information technology tasks. However there is currently no 3D description of head and neck posture with different computer display heights and no direct comparison to paper based information technology tasks. There is also inconsistent evidence on the effect of forearm support on posture and no evidence on whether these features interact. This study compared the 3D head, neck and upper limb postures of 18 male and 18 female young adults whilst working with different display and desk design conditions. There was no substantial interaction between display height and desk design. Lower display heights increased head and neck flexion with more spinal asymmetry when working with paper. The curved desk, designed to provide forearm support, increased scapula elevation/protraction and shoulder flexion/abduction.
Language eng
Field of Research 110317 Physiotherapy
Socio Economic Objective 920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2006, Elsevier Ltd.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017578

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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