Today, work-related musculoskeletal disorders have become one of the most common chronic diseases of modern society. The goal of this project is the demonstration of a paradigm shift in workplace design for sustained prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders and presents a new way of working “in motion”. Therefore, the work in this project includes investigations to understand how people carry out their usual office work in a prototypic Active Office workplace (qualitative & quantitative analysis of a field study; 4 weeks; 5 participants). Further, an information visualization concept is developed, which supports increased physical activity during seated office work (visualization of dynamic/static sitting behavior on a flexible office chair).
The goals of this project are:
Additional website: http://mi-lab.org/projects/active-office/