Methodical investigation concerning the application of spectral elektromyografie (EMG)-mapping and seating area pressure distribution at computer screen work places

Project No. BG18 #032


completed 12/1996


Analysis of different seating postures by means of EMG- topography


Predominantly asymmetric activation of the lumbar back muscle system without correlation with the centre of gravity location calculated from the area pressure distribution when seated; high degree of stability of the individual activating patterns; sideways shifting of working centres of gravity during active seating; muscular fatigue could not be established either during active or static seating


Referat auf "Prävention von berufs-/arbeitsbedingten Gesundheitsstörungen und Erkrankungen - 2. Erfurter Tage" 12/95

Last Update:

22 Aug 2000


Financed by:
  • Berufsgenossenschaft Nahrungsmittel und Gaststätten
Research institution(s):
  • Institut für pathologische Physiologie der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • Arbeitsgruppe Motorik

food industry

Type of hazard:

design of work and technology


Bildschirmarbeit, Gesundheitliche Beeinträchtigungen und Störungen

Description, key words:

Analysis of trunk muscle activity when seated in front of a screen