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Research of Body Pressure Distribution Change with the Use of BackJoy and Satisfaction of Human Sensibility
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Research of Body Pressure Distribution Change with the Use of BackJoy and Satisfaction of Human Sensibility
Kim, Kwangoh; Yoon, Jungmin; Ahn, Sungyong; Kim, Daseuran; Park, Peom;
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Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of BackJoy on how it effectively reduces the physical load generated in a posture in which the user sits, increases user`s comfort and satisfaction, and maintains the correct posture. Background: Because of development of science and economic development, most office workers and students spend about 75% of their working time in chairs. However most of them have a poor posture. Method: This experiment conducted measurement using a pressure mat and surveyed to evaluate fatigue level, satisfaction and comfort of sit. The study is experimented 20 male and 14 female participants. The participants carried out four different types of tasks and each task took 20 minutes long. Results: In the case of experiment results before and after the use of BackJoy, average pressure, contact area and pressure per unit area appear to prove that using BackJoy is more effective. Conclusion: Through this study, the BackJoy`s effects for the maintenance of good posture and loads that occur in the body are reduced. In the future study, there are some researches needed for various verifications using an EMG sensor that shows loads of vertebrae and we need to analyze each group of the participants by dividing them. Application: The evaluation method used in this study can be applied to evaluating ergonomic chairs.
BackJoy;Sitting Posture;Body Pressure Distribution;Satisfaction;Comfort;
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