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Hiemstra-Van Mastrigt, S. (author), Groenesteijn, L. (author), Vink, P. (author), Kuijt-Evers, L.F.M. (author)
This literature review focused on passenger seat comfort and discomfort in a human-product-context interaction. The relationships between anthropometric variables (human level), activities (context level), seat characteristics (product level) and the perception of comfort and discomfort were studied through mediating variables, such as body...
article 2017
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Hiemstra-Van Mastright, S. (author), Meyenborg, I. (author), Hoogenhout, M. (author)
BACKGROUND: Discomfort increases when duration of sitting is longer. Aircraft passengers are subjected to prolonged sitting in restricted postures, which can cause discomfort. OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between duration of sitting and development of discomfort, as well as the influence of different passenger activities. METHODS:...
article 2016
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Hiemstra-van Mastrigt, S. (author), Kamp, I. (author), van Veen, S.A.T. (author), Vink, P. (author), Bosch, T. (author)
New technologies have led to an increasingly sedentary lifestyle. Sedentary behaviour is characterised by physical inactivity and is associated with several health risks. This excessive sitting does not only take place in the office or at home, but also during daily commute. Therefore, BMW AG developed an active seating system for the back seat...
article 2015
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Schreuder, E. (author), Hoeksma, M.R. (author), Smeets, M.A.M. (author), Semin, G.R. (author)
This study reports an examination of the internal clock model, according to which subjective time duration is influenced by attention and arousal state. In a time production task, we examine the hypothesis that an arousing odor and an upright body posture affect perceived duration. The experimental task was performed while participants were...
article 2014
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Koldijk, S.J. (author), Sappelli, M. (author), Verberne, S. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Kraaij, W. (author)
This paper describes the new multimodal SWELL knowl- edge work (SWELL-KW) dataset for research on stress and user modeling. The dataset was collected in an experiment, in which 25 people performed typical knowledge work (writing reports, making presentations, reading e-mail, searching for information). We manipulated their working conditions...
conference paper 2014
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Douwes, M. (author), de Kraker, H. (author)
To support health and safety practitioners in their obligation of risk assessment the 'Hand Arm Risk Assessment Method' (HARM) was developed. This tool can be used by any type of company for risk assessment of developing arm, neck or shoulders symptoms (pain) resulting from light manual tasks.This paper describes the development of HARM1.0. A...
article 2014
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Cohen, I. (author), Looije, R. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
Social robots may comfort and support children who have to cope with chronic diseases like diabetes. In social interactions, it is important to be able to express recognizable emotions. Studies show that the iCat robot, with its humanoid facial features, has this capability. In this paper we look if a Nao robot, without humanoid facial features,...
article 2014
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Könemann, R. (author), Bosch, T. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author)
The design of a work station generally prescribes a global movement pattern of the operator, but also leaving some degrees of freedom regarding movement strategy. For a specific order picking work station, we studied the movement strategies, the underlying factors and its impact on performance. Eight subjects performed a task comprising, the...
article 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...
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de Winkel, K.N. (author), Clément, G. (author), Groen, E.L. (author), Werkhoven, P.J. (author)
Although the mechanisms of neural adaptation to weightlessness and re-adaptation to Earth-gravity have received a lot of attention since the first human space flight, there is as yet little knowledge about how spatial orientation is affected by partial gravity, such as lunar gravity of 0.16. g or Martian gravity of 0.38. g. Up to now twelve...
article 2012
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Groenesteijn, L. (author), Ellegast, R.P. (author), Keller, K. (author), Krause, F. (author), Berger, H. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author)
In the present study, we investigated the effect of office tasks on posture and movements in field settings, and the comfort rating for chair characteristics and correlation with type of task. The tasks studied were: computer work, telephoning, desk work and conversation. Postures, movements, chair part inclinations and comfort rating data were...
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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Stomp-van den Berg, G.M. (author), Hendriksen, I.J.M. (author), Bruinvels, D.J. (author), Twisk, J.W.R. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), van Poppel, M.N.M. (author)
The objective of this study was to examine which factors during pregnancy and postpartum predict pelvic girdle pain (PGP) at 12 weeks postpartum among working women. A total of 548 Dutch pregnant employees were recruited in 15 companies, mainly health care, child care, and supermarkets. The definition of PGP was any pain felt in the pelvic...
article 2012
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Zenk, R. (author), Franz, M. (author), Bubb, H. (author), Vink, P. (author)
For car manufacturers, seat comfort is becoming more important in distinguishing themselves from their competitors. Therefore, many studies on participative seat comfort are carried out. In this paper, an objective assessment approach is reported which evaluates the concept of "optimal load distribution", based on the identification of a close...
article 2012
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Philippens, M.M.G.M. (author), Wismans, J.S.H.M. (author), Forbes, P.A. (author), Yoganandan, N. (author), Pintar, F. (author), Soltis, S.J. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid TNO Industrie en Techniek (author)
Injury assessment reference values (IARV) predicting neck injuries are currently not available for side facing seated aircraft passengers in crash conditions. The aircraft impact scenario results in inertial loading of the head and neck, a condition known to be inherently different from common automotive side impact conditions as crash pulse and...
article 2009
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de Jonge, A. (author), Teunissen, D.A.M. (author), van Diem, M.T. (author), Scheepers, P.L.H. (author), Lagro-Janssen, A.L.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Aim. This paper is a report of a study to explore the views of midwives on women's positions during the second stage of labour. Background. Many authors recommend encouraging women to use positions that are most comfortable to them. Others advocate encouragement of non-supine positions, because offering 'choice' is not enough to reverse the...
article 2008
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TNO Defensie en Veiligheid (author), Delleman, N.J. (author), Colaciuri, V. (author), Wiederkehr, E. (author), Valk, P.J.L. (author)
This paper reports 2 baseline studies and 1 experiment performed in a confined-space military vehicle concerning the effects on fitness and performance of time in a sitting posture and workstation characteristics. On average physical fitness decreased by slightly more than 10% per hour, the observation performance decreased by ~30% per hour, and...
article 2008
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de Jonge, A. (author), Lagro-Janssen, A.L.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
article 2007
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Bernaards, C.M. (author), Ariëns, G.A.M. (author), Knol, D.L. (author), Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
This study assessed the effectiveness of a single intervention targeting work style and a combined intervention targeting work style and physical activity on the recovery from neck and upper limb symptoms. Computer workers with frequent or long-term neck and upper limb symptoms were randomised into the work style group (WS, n = 152), work style...
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Delleman, N.J. (author), Dul, J. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid (author)
Standards organizations have given considerable attention to the problem of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. The publication of international standards for evaluating working postures and movements, ISO 11226 in 2000 and EN 1005-4 in 2005, may be considered as a support for those involved in preventing and controlling these disorders. The...
article 2007
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