Print Email Facebook Twitter Comparison of the postural and physiological effects of two dynamic workstations to conventional sitting and standing workstations Title Comparison of the postural and physiological effects of two dynamic workstations to conventional sitting and standing workstations Author Botter, J. Ellegast, R.P. Burford, E.M. Weber, B. Könemann, R. Commissaris, D.A.C.M. Publication year 2016 Abstract Increasing evidence is being found for the association of health risk factors with work-related physical inactivity. An increasing number of people are being exposed to this form of inactivity, and as a result, various interventions aimed at increasing physical activity during working hours are being developed. This study aims to investigate the differences in postural, muscular and physical activities resulting from two dynamic workstations, namely an elliptical trainer and a treadmill workstation, compared with a conventional sitting and standing workstation. Twelve participants completed five standardised office tasks in a laboratory setting at all workstations. No significant effect was found regarding changes in posture and the muscular activity was only significantly higher for the trapezius muscle (50th percentile: 8.1 %MVC) at the dynamic workstations. For the dynamic workstations, physical activity ranged from 4.0 to 14.9 × 10−2 g, heart rate from 14.3 to 27.5 %HRR and energy expenditure from 1.8 to 3.1 METs. Subject LifeSP - Sustainable Productivity and EmployabilityELSS - Earth, Life and Social SciencesWork and EmploymentWorkplaceHealthy LivingDynamic workstationsPostural analysisMuscular activityPhysical activity To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:3344ae51-00ab-4339-98cd-a79f0f2f1025 DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2015.1080861 TNO identifier 528186 Source Ergonomics, 59 (3), 449-463 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.