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Measuring the effectiveness of user interventions in improving the seated posture of computer users
Duffy, Paul; Smeaton, Alan F.
Extended periods of time sitting in front of a computer give rise to risks of developing musculoskeletal disorders. In the workplace, computer use contributes considerably to employee injury and results in significant costs to the employer in terms of sick leave and injury claims. Due to these risks there has been significant research into the areas of posture classification and subject intervention to improve posture in an office environment. The Kinect has been shown to be a suitable hardware platform for posture classification. This paper presents a system for posture classification and novel subject intervention that leverages each of three distinct forms of persuasive computing and explores the success of each type. Our results show significant improvement in posture results from the most effective of our intervention types.
Keyword(s): Interactive computer systems; Computer software; Posture; Ergonomics
Publication Date:
2013
Type: Conference item
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: Dublin City University
Funder(s): Science Foundation Ireland
Citation(s): Duffy, Paul and Smeaton, Alan F. (2013) Measuring the effectiveness of user interventions in improving the seated posture of computer users. In: WISHWell’13 - 5th International Workshop on Intelligent Environments Supporting Healthcare and Well-being, 3 Dec 2013, Dublin, Ireland.
Publisher(s): Springer
File Format(s): application/pdf
Related Link(s): http://doras.dcu.ie/19537/1/posture-INSIGHT.pdf
First Indexed: 2013-12-05 05:06:07 Last Updated: 2015-03-23 05:10:12