Design of the Future Workstation: Enhancing Health and Wellbeing on the Job

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Abstract

Sedentary behavior (i.e., waking behaviors in the seated/lying position at low energy expenditure), or sitting, has emerged as a potential risk factor for numerous chronic diseases and all-cause mortality during the last decade. Working adults accumulate large number of sitting hours at work and interventions have been developed to reduce sitting in the workplace. An interdisciplinary university research team was created to develop new designs for instrumented sit-stand workstations: embedded sensors that will be used to assess postural stability, sit-to-stand efficiency, as well as to facilitate “in-the-moment” prompts to increase standing behaviors. These features will be used for real-time, as well as summative feedback. Feedback techniques will include unobtrusive displays, light-modulation, and on-demand auditory feedback. The evaluation will include assessing the short-term and long-term effectiveness of the instrumented sit-stand workstations for objectively-measured workplace sitting, cardio-metabolic risk biomarkers, and work productivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Artificial Intelligence, Software and Systems Engineering - Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conferences on Software and Systems Engineering, and Artificial Intelligence and Social Computing
EditorsTareq Ahram
PublisherSpringer
Pages407-413
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783030513276
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
EventAHFE Virtual Conferences on Software and Systems Engineering, and Artificial Intelligence and Social Computing, 2020 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jul 16 2020Jul 20 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1213 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

ConferenceAHFE Virtual Conferences on Software and Systems Engineering, and Artificial Intelligence and Social Computing, 2020
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period7/16/207/20/20

Keywords

  • Health and solution
  • Human-systems interaction
  • Product design and prototyping
  • Sensory feedback

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Shin, D., Buman, M., Turaga, P., Kidane, A., & Ingalls, T. (2021). Design of the Future Workstation: Enhancing Health and Wellbeing on the Job. In T. Ahram (Ed.), Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Software and Systems Engineering - Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conferences on Software and Systems Engineering, and Artificial Intelligence and Social Computing (pp. 407-413). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 1213 AISC). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-51328-3_56