Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Tycho Fredericks
Dr. Steven Butt
Dr. Leonard Lamberson
Dr. Christopher Cheatham
Workers performing sedentary tasks in job types such as administrative, technical, customer service and executive could be seated for four or more hours during their normal work shift. Due to the prolonged periods of sitting, a worker could experience dissatisfaction, discomfort, and fatigue, which could lead to reduced performance. Symptoms of discomfort could over time lead to injuries and illnesses such as low back pain, cumulative trauma disorders, disc herniation, and pressure ulcers.
Kumar, Anil Raghavendra, "A Study to Investigate the Relationship Between a User’s Thermal Comfort and Seat Pan Materials" (2007). Dissertations. 886.