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Burford, E.M. (author), Botter, J. (author), Commissaris, D. (author), Könemann, R. (author), Hiemstra-Van Mastrigt, S. (author), Ellegast, R.P. (author)
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...
conference paper 2013
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van Erp, J.B.F. (author), Brouwer, A.M. (author)
This article explores the possible application of neuroscientific knowledge in human factors research and pratice. Can this knowledge be implemented to improve the design and evaluation of systems and functional environments? Or - to take it one step further - could it bring about the integration of brain and system wihtin online applications?...
article 2013
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Smets, N.J.J.M. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
report 2013
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Eijckelhof, B.H.W. (author), Bruno Garza, J.L. (author), Huysmans, M.A. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), Johnson, P.W. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Dennerlein, J.T. (author)
Objective Office workers with high levels of overcommitment and low levels of reward are thought to be more prone to arm-wrist-hand symptoms, possibly through a higher internal physical exposure. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of high overcommitment and low reward on (i) forearm muscle activity, (ii) wrist posture and...
article 2013
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Bluyssen, P.M. (author)
A different view on indoor environment quality (IEQ) is required. A view in which IEQ is approached in an integrative multi-disciplinary way, in which the focus is on users (situations) in stead of single components and in which the focus is an improving quality of life as opposed to only prevent people from getting ill or feeling bad. The...
conference paper 2012
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Vink, P. (author), Hallbeck, S. (author)
The term comfort is often seen relating to the marketing of products like chairs, cars, clothing, hand tools and even airplane tickets, while in the scientific literature, the term discomfort shows up often, since it is used in research. Few papers explain the concept of a localized comfort experience in relation to product use, although people...
article 2012
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Driessen, M. (author), Bosmans, J. (author), Proper, K. (author), Anema, J. (author), Bongers, P. (author), van der Beek, A. (author)
This study was an economic evaluation conducted alongside a cluster randomised controlled trial with a follow-up of 12 months. The aim was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit of the Stay@Work Participatory Ergonomics programme (PE) compared to a control group (no PE). In total, 37 departments (n=3047 workers) were randomised into...
article 2012
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Migueza, S.A. (author), Hallbeck, M.S. (author), Vink, P. (author)
A participatory ergonomics approach is used to create a new work environment, which is aimed at reducing neck complaints in a cell phone assembly. The participatory ergonomics program included an initiative, problem identification, a selection of solutions, an implementation and evaluation. Twenty-eight women, all operators on an assembly line...
article 2012
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Coenen, P. (author), Kingma, I. (author), Boot, C.R.L. (author), Douwes, M. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author)
Work-related musculoskeletal pain (MSP) risk assessments by trained observers are often used in ergonomic practice; however, the validity may be questionable. We investigated the predictive value of work-site MSP risk estimates in a prospective cohort study of 1745 workers. Trained observers estimated the risk of MSP (neck, shoulder or low-back...
article 2012
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Garza, J.L.B. (author), Eijckelhof, B.H.W. (author), Johnson, P.W. (author), Raina, S.M. (author), Rynell, P.W. (author), Huysmans, M.A. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), Dennerlein, J.T. (author)
This study, a part of the PRedicting Occupational biomechanics in OFfice workers (PROOF) study, investigated whether there are differences in field-measured forces, muscle efforts, postures, velocities and accelerations across computer activities. These parameters were measured continuously for 120 office workers performing their own work for...
article 2012
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Brouwer, A.M. (author), Hogervorst, M.A. (author), van Erp, J.B.F. (author), Heffelaar, T. (author), Zimmerman, P.H. (author), Oostenveld, R. (author)
Previous studies indicate that both EEG spectral power (in particular the alpha and theta band) and ERPs (in particular the P300) can be used as a measure of mental work or memory load. We compare their ability to estimate workload level in a well-controlled task. In addition, we combine both types of measures in a single classification model to...
article 2012
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Ellegast, R.P. (author), Kraft, K. (author), Groenesteijn, L. (author), Krause, F. (author), Berger, H. (author), Vink, P. (author)
Prolonged and static sitting postures provoke physical inactivity at VDU workplaces and are therefore discussed as risk factors for the musculoskeletal system. Manufacturers have designed specific dynamic office chairs featuring structural elements which promote dynamic sitting and therefore physical activity. The aim of the present study was to...
article 2012
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Speklé, E.M. (author), Hoozemans, M.J.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author)
The aim of this study was to determine whether results from the RSI QuickScan questionnaire on risk factors for arm, shoulder and neck symptoms can predict future arm, neck and shoulder symptoms in a population of computer workers. For this prospective cohort study, with a follow-up of 24 months, 3383 workers who regularly worked with a computer...
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Thurlings, M.E. (author), Brouwer, A.M. (author), van Erp, J.B.F. (author), Blankertz, B. (author), Werkhoven, P.J. (author)
Event-related potential (ERP)-based brain–computer interfaces (BCIs) employ differences in brain responses to attended and ignored stimuli. Typically, visual stimuli are used. Tactile stimuli have recently been suggested as a gaze-independent alternative. Bimodal stimuli could evoke additional brain activity due to multisensory integration which...
article 2012
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Koningsveld, E.A.P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
conference paper 2011
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Bijlsma, M. (author), Janssen, R. (author), de Koning, N. (author), Schlechter, J. (author)
Voorwoord: Voor u ligt een rapport over Het Nieuwe Werken bij het Rijk. Een rapport, zult u denken? Is dat niet meer van „het oude werken‟? Dit rapport is inderdaad geen verzameling twitterberichtjes en laat zich ook niet snel screenen op uw smartphone. Toch biedt dit rapport interessante inzichten over praktijkervaringen van de “pioniers”...
report 2011
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te Brake, G.M. (author), Rypkema, J.A. (author), Streefkerk, J.W. (author), Schilder, C.M.C. (author), Rakhorst, M.L.W. (author), de Koning, L. (author), van Hattem, N. (author)
SITUATIE Om de capaciteit van het wegennet te vergroten worden nieuwe tunnels en spitsstroken aangelegd, en worden extra maatregelen ontwikkeld. Dit betekent meer werk voor de verkeerscentrales. OPDRACHT TNO is door Rijkswaterstaat gevraagd de werkbelasting bij verschillende functiegroepen in de verkeerscentrales in kaart te brengen. Daarnaast...
report 2011
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Driessen, M.T. (author), Proper, K.I. (author), Anema, J.R. (author), Knol, D.L. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Objectives: This study investigated the effectiveness of the Stay@Work participatory ergonomics programme to reduce workers9 exposure to psychosocial and physical risk factors. Methods: 37 departments (n=3047 workers) from four Dutch companies participated in this cluster randomised controlled trial; 19 (n=1472 workers) were randomised to an...
article 2011
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Jacobs, P. (author)
We performed an intervention study in a nursery. We have measured the air quality with as indicator CO2 and temperature in the original configuration. The maximum observed CO2 concentration during a three week monitoring period was 1834 ppm. The average CO2 concentration during the sleeping period was 1266 ppm, which is above the Dutch...
conference paper 2011
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van Rhijn, J.W. (author), Bosch, T. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author)
Due to shorter productlife cycles in manufacturing industry there is a lot of pressure on the process of designing new work systems. Early attention for human factors would lower the costs compared to changes at a later stage. Low cost tools for workstations design could help especially small to medium sized assembly enterprises. However, these...
conference paper 2011
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