The objectives of this research were to collect anthropometry data among undergraduate students in the Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia, and to compare those data with the desk chairs currently in use. There were 146 respondents (113 males and 33 females), aged 20-35 years old. Twelve variables of sitting static data were collected by purposive random sampling. Instruments used included an anthropometer, a carpenter's tape measure, and a ruler bracket. Two types of desk chairs were examined: A and B. When comparing the anthropometric data of undergraduate students, the lower limit backrest of desk chair A was found to be closer to the students' sitting waist height than that of desk chair B. While the width of pedestal desk chair B is closer to the students' anthropometric pelvis width, the difference is not significant with desk chair A. From this research, it is recommended that desk chair A rather than B be used for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia.
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||The 2nd International Meeting of Public Health 2016 (IMOPH) - ID, Depok, Indonesia|
Duration: 1 Jan 2018 → …
|Conference||The 2nd International Meeting of Public Health 2016 (IMOPH)|
|Period||1/01/18 → …|
- Sitting Anthropometry, Desk Chair, University Students, Ergonomics.