The Impact of Improper Body Posture on Office Workers' Health
Recent data has shown increasing rates of musculoskeletal disorders among the working community. These health-related complications are considered to be amongst the leading causes of disability, and… Expand
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Is active sitting as active as we think?
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Analysis of postures/joint angles and PAI revealed only a few differences between the chairs, whereas the tasks performed strongly affected the measured muscle activation, postures and kinematics, but these characteristics did not appear to affect the sitting dynamics of the subjects performing their office tasks. Expand
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