Hard Facts about Soft Machines
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BeschreibungBrings together researchers in ergonomics and posture, and industrial designers, to review the current state of chair design and its implications for cultural, behavioural and occupational aspects of health.
InhaltsverzeichnisPart 1 Seating And Health: A Continuous Passive Motion Backrest For Low backpain, Steven M. Reinecke et al; back problems caused by traditional work chairs and how to reduce the problem, A.C. Mandal; effect of belt support chair in preventing Lumbago and maintaining posture, Dr Morooka. Part 2 Seating and posture: study on posture as nonverbal communication, D. Haruki; our backs are all shaped differently, yet backrests are designed the same - does it really matter?, Rani Lueder; actual labour conditions of female workers and development of chairs for pregnant female workers in Japan, Ms Kajiyama. Part 3 Children and school chairs: video demonstration of Danish school chairs, A.C. Mandal; accommodation problems of chairs and desks to students in elementary and junior high schools in Korea and their solution, Professor Cho; accommodation problems of chairs and desks to students in elementary and junior high schools in Japan and their solution, Ms Salto and Ms Hibaru. Part 4 Chairs and ergonomics: functional factors in forward-tilting office chairs, Shiraishi Okamura and Dr Ueno; development of wheelchairs for physically handicapped people, D. Koga. Part 5 Chairs and office: three propositions about ergonomics seating which seem correct but are actually doubtful, Marvin J. Dainoff; application of simulation model for designing VDT workstations, Dr Noro and Mr Hirasawa; impact of office automation on seating design for the nineties, Leonard B. Kruk.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CRC PR INC
Erscheinungsdatum: November 1994
Seitenanzahl: 457 Seiten