The effect of forearm support on musculoskeletal discomfort during call centre work.

@article{Cook2004TheEO,
  title={The effect of forearm support on musculoskeletal discomfort during call centre work.},
  author={Catherine Cook and Robin buRgess-LimeRick},
  journal={Applied ergonomics},
  year={2004},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={337-42}
}
Using a computer keyboard with the forearms unsupported has been proposed as a causal factor for neck/shoulder and arm/hand diagnoses. Recent laboratory and field studies have demonstrated that forearm support might be preferable to working in the traditional "floating" posture. The aim of this study was to determine whether providing forearm support when using a normal computer workstation would decrease musculoskeletal discomfort in intensive computer users in a call centre. A randomised… CONTINUE READING

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