Accession Number : ADP006946

Title :   Ergonomic Computer Work Environment,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Personal Author(s) : Keller, Brian ; McDowell, Todd ; Kirkpatrick, Kelly ; Becker, Tom ; Horn, Jay

Report Date : 17 APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A class of Senior Air Force Academy Cadets designed an ergonomic computer workstation to complete their senior engineering course. The workstation prototype, called the 'Ergonomic Workstation Environment,' or EWE, was tested for comfort, mobility, and functional application by members of the Cadet Wing and Academy employees. The angles incorporated into the chair and monitor minimize stress on the body. Anthropometric data and lumbar support are incorporated in the design to provide greater comfort for the user. These design considerations will reduce the occurrence of fatigue and Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI). The EWE fits through a standard door and is mounted on wheels for mobility. The chair is easily adjustable to fit users from the fifth percentile woman to the ninety-fifth percentile man. The EWE represents the computer work environment of the future.

Descriptors :   *ERGONOMICS, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, AIR FORCE, ANGLES, BODIES, CADETS, CHAIRS, COMPUTERS, DOORS, ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTS, FATIGUE, MOBILITY, MONITORS, PROTOTYPES, STANDARDS, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY, WHEELS, WORK.

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE