Using a desk-compatible recumbent bike in an office workstation

Jay Cho, Andris Freivalds, Liza Rovniak, Kiseok Sung, Johanna Hatzell

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Abstract

Prolonged seated posture in a sedentary office workstation is one of the major reasons that is causing the rising trend in obesity. To promote exercise in the office, this study investigates in using a desk-compatible recumbent bike in a workstation from two aspects. One is to provide workstation design guidelines that would accommodate 95% of the U.S. population. The other is to see if reading and typing can be carried out without hindrance. Twelve participants were required to select their preferred workstation settings and perform the reading and typing tasks while pedaling at three different conditions: no cycling, 10 and 25 watts. By using the anthropometric variability and the user preference from the sample, the adjustable range of the workstation settings for the general U.S. population was derived: seat height 382-455 mm, desk clearance 692-835 mm, desk depth 595-832 mm, and required minimum total distance 1243-1487 mm. Repeated measures ANOVA revealed that reading comprehension was not affected while pedaling (p > 0.05), but typing was affected at higher watts (p < 0.001).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014
PublisherHuman Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages1662-1666
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780945289456
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event58th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Oct 27 2014Oct 31 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume2014-January
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Other

Other58th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period10/27/1410/31/14

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Cho, J., Freivalds, A., Rovniak, L., Sung, K., & Hatzell, J. (2014). Using a desk-compatible recumbent bike in an office workstation. In 2014 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014 (pp. 1662-1666). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; Vol. 2014-January). Human Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1177/1541931214581347
Cho, Jay ; Freivalds, Andris ; Rovniak, Liza ; Sung, Kiseok ; Hatzell, Johanna. / Using a desk-compatible recumbent bike in an office workstation. 2014 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014. Human Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc., 2014. pp. 1662-1666 (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society).
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Cho, J, Freivalds, A, Rovniak, L, Sung, K & Hatzell, J 2014, Using a desk-compatible recumbent bike in an office workstation. in 2014 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, vol. 2014-January, Human Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc., pp. 1662-1666, 58th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014, Chicago, United States, 10/27/14. https://doi.org/10.1177/1541931214581347

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2014 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014. Human Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc., 2014. p. 1662-1666 (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; Vol. 2014-January).

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Cho J, Freivalds A, Rovniak L, Sung K, Hatzell J. Using a desk-compatible recumbent bike in an office workstation. In 2014 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014. Human Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc. 2014. p. 1662-1666. (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society). https://doi.org/10.1177/1541931214581347