Accession Number:

AD0848621

Title:

Ergonomics in the Design of Office Furniture. A Review of European Literature

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1965-1968

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Report Date:

1968-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The report discusses the European literature on healthy sitting postures and, relatedly, of suitable office and shop furniture, especially of chairs. Recommendations by orthopedists, physiologists, and physical anthropologists are summarized and tabulated for the height, shape, and dimensions of the seat surface for the shape and dimensions of the back rest and for the height of office desks, as well as for tables and stands to be used with office machines, such as typewriters.

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE