Date of Award


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy


Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Tycho Fredericks

Second Advisor

Dr. Steven Butt

Third Advisor

Dr. Leonard Lamberson

Fourth Advisor

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.


5th Advisor: Dr. Teresa Bellingar

Access Setting

Dissertation-Open Access

Included in

Engineering Commons