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
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityOrlando, Florida
    Period27/07/1631/07/16

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