Effects of different body postures on anthropometric measures

Sara Braganca, Pedro Arezes, Miguel Carvalho, Susan Ashdown

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Abstract

The shape and size of the human body is affected by the posture adopted in order to perform various activities. The human body is constantly changing and adapting to the movements executed in everyday life. As such, knowledge about the body changes that occur with the adoption of different postures is essential. Besides the obvious adverse health effects caused by spending long periods of time in certain postures, the adopted posture may influence people’s interaction even with the simplest items such as clothing. For all these reasons, being able to determine the anthropometric changes related to different work postures is very important to occupational ergonomics. The main objective of this paper is to identify and quantify the body changes that occur with each of the postures adopted.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Ergonomics in Design
EditorsF. Rebelo, M. Soares
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Pages313–322
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-41983-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-41982-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2016
Event7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics and the Affiliated Conferences - Orlando, Florida, United States
Duration: 27 Jul 201631 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
PublisherSpringer
Volume485
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics and the Affiliated Conferences
Abbreviated titleAHFE 2016
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, Florida
Period27/07/1631/07/16

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    Braganca, S., Arezes, P., Carvalho, M., & Ashdown, S. (2016). Effects of different body postures on anthropometric measures. In F. Rebelo, & M. Soares (Eds.), Advances in Ergonomics in Design (pp. 313–322). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing ; Vol. 485). Springer International Publishing AG. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41983-1_28