Anthropometry-based approach for side-mounted desktop chairs design evaluation for university students in Ecuador

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Abstract

It is quite common to find side-mounted desktop chairs as main classroom furniture in Ecuadorian universities. However, there is no evidence this furniture is designed to fit the anthropometric characteristics of the students who use it. In this context, this research aims to find the ideal design parameters dimensions for mounted desktop chairs for university students in Ecuador based on relevant anthropometric information and considering the biomechanics of students in sitting position. A sample of 15 mounted desktop chair models used in 10 Ecuadorian universities was evaluated. As a result, every furniture presented mismatch in seat height, desktop height and under desktop height, as well as in the width and depth of the tablet. Students who use this furniture could be at risk to develop health issues because of their daily exposure to poor postures as a result of inadequate furniture design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 2nd Ecuador Technical Chapters Meeting, ETCM 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538638941
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 Jan 2018
Event2nd IEEE Ecuador Technical Chapters Meeting, ETCM 2017 - Salinas, Ecuador
Duration: 16 Oct 201720 Oct 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE 2nd Ecuador Technical Chapters Meeting, ETCM 2017
Volume2017-January

Conference

Conference2nd IEEE Ecuador Technical Chapters Meeting, ETCM 2017
Country/TerritoryEcuador
CitySalinas
Period16/10/1720/10/17

Keywords

  • anthropometry
  • biomechanics
  • design evaluation
  • ergonomic design
  • school furniture

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