Date of Defense
Mary Ann Bush, Occupational Therapy
Shirley Lukens, Occupational Therapy
spine, body movement
The purpose of this study was to compare standing and sitting patterns of males and females of specified age groups. Three males and three females were classified into each age group (20-29, 30-39, 40-49). Fitted with reflective Velcro straps, the participants' sitting and standing patterns were recorded by an infrared camera. Liftrack 2-d Software analyzed and interpreted joint angles, joint torques and back compression (from the fifth lumbar vertebra to the first sacral vertebra) data. The statistical means for each participant sample reveal differences between genders and identified age groups. Further research is required to determine the significance of these reported differences.
Skidmore, Elizabeth R., "Comparisons of Sitting and Standing Patterns Between Males and Females" (1995). Honors Theses. 120.
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