Print Email Facebook Twitter Effects of a standing and three dynamic workstations on computer task performance and cognitive function tests Title Effects of a standing and three dynamic workstations on computer task performance and cognitive function tests Author Commissaris, D.A.C.M. Könemann, R. Hiemstra-van Mastrigt, S. Burford, E.M. Botter, J. Douwes, M. Ellegast, R.P. Publication year 2014 Abstract Sedentary work entails health risks. Dynamic (or active) workstations, at which computer tasks can be combined with physical activity, may reduce the risks of sedentary behaviour. The aim of this study was to evaluate short term task performance while working on three dynamic workstations: a treadmill, an elliptical trainer, a bicycle ergometer and a conventional standing workstation. A standard sitting workstation served as control condition. Fifteen Dutch adults performed five standardised but common office tasks in an office-like laboratory setting. Both objective and perceived work performance were measured. With the exception of high precision mouse tasks, short term work performance was not affected by working on a dynamic or a standing workstation. The participant's perception of decreased performance might complicate the acceptance of dynamic workstations, although most participants indicate that they would use a dynamic workstation if available at the workplace. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd and The Ergonomics Society. Subject Resilient OrganisationsSP - Sustainable Productivity and Employability WHC - Work, Health and CareELSS - Earth, Life and Social SciencesWork and EmploymentWorkplaceHealthy LivingDynamic workstationPhysical activityWork performanceExercise equipmentCognitive functionsElliptical trainerPhysical activitySedentary workShort termTask performanceWork performanceComputer workstationsAccuracyBicycle ergometerBody heightBody massBody weightCognitionComputerComputer mouseControlled studyErgometerEthnic groupFunction testHuman experimentJob performancePerceptionReadingSittingStandingTask performanceTreadmillWorkplace To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:63224140-8d1c-4fac-a3fd-0351856a6329 DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2014.05.003 TNO identifier 513347 ISSN 1872-9126 Source Applied Ergonomics, 45 (6), 1570-1578 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.