Characterization of posture and comfort in laptop users in non-desk settings.

  title={Characterization of posture and comfort in laptop users in non-desk settings.},
  author={Judith E. Gold and Jeffrey B Driban and Vanessa R Yingling and Eugene Komaroff},
  journal={Applied ergonomics},
  volume={43 2},
Laptop computers may be used in a variety of postures not coupled to the office workstation. Using passive motion analysis, this study examined mean joint angles during a short typing/editing task in college students (n=20), in up to seven positions. Comfort was assessed after task execution through a body map. For three required postures, joint angles in a prone posture were different than those while seated at a couch with feet either on floor or on ottoman. Specifically, the prone posture… CONTINUE READING
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