Ergonomics Research

Biometric & Ergonomic Study Confirms Benefits of Adjustable Sit Stand Desks

Workrite Ergonomics, in partnership with Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc. (FLA) and Sony Picture Entertainment (SPE), finds positive benefits from a workplace ergonomics and office equipment study designed to measure the health benefits and workplace effects when introducing adjustable height sit stand work surfaces into a typical corporate office environment. Read more…

Key Findings:

Felt Healthier Throughout the Day
Average Sleep Quality Improvement
Average Back Pain Decrease
Asked to Keep the Sit Stand Desk

Current Ergonomics Research and Scientific Articles





Taylor & Francis Online Sit-stand Workstations and Impact on Low Back Discomfort Agarwal S, Steinmaus C, Harris-Adamson C 2018
Taylor & Francis Online A Detailed Description of the Short-term Musculoskeletal and Cognitive Effects of Prolonged Standing for Office Computer Work Baker R, Coenen P, Howie E, Lee J, Williamson A, Straker L 2018
Applied Ergonomics: Human Factors in Technology and Society Participatory Ergonomics: Evidence and Implementation Lessons Burgess-Limerick R 2018
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Frequent Exertion and Frequent Standing at Work, by Industry and Occupation Group Shockey TM, Luckhaupt SE, Groenewold MR, Lu M 2018
Taylor & Francis Online State of Science: Ergonomics and Global Issues Thatcher A, Waterson P, Todd A, Moray N 2017
Springer Link Developing a Workstation Design Assistance Tool for Older Knowledge Workforce Inclusion Gonzalez I, Morer P 2017
Springer Link Human-centred Design of Ergonomic Workstations on Interactive Digital Mock-ups Peruzzini M, Carassai S, Marcello P, Andrisano AO 2017
Journal of Ergonomics The Role of Athletic Trainers in the Occupational and Industrial Work Setting Amasay T, Sitte K 2016
Elsevier Modifiable Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors: 10-Year Health Outcomes From a Health Promotion Program Byrne DW, Rolando LA, Aliyu MH, McGown PW, Connor LR, Awalt BM, Holmes MC, Wang L, Yarbrough MI 2016
Elsevier Occupational Sitting Behaviour and Its Relationship with Back Pain – A Pilot Study Zemp R, Fliesser M, Wippert P, Taylor W, Lorenzetti S 2016
Taylor & Francis Online Integrating Physical and Cognitive Ergonomics Mehta RK 2016
Taylor & Francis Online Designing for Appropriation: A Theoretical Account Tchounikine P 2016
Texas A&M University Health Center Boosting Productivity at Work May Be Simple: Stand Up Sumners C 2016
Taylor & Francis Online Call Center Productivity Over 6 Months Following a Standing Desk Information Garrett G, Benden M, Mehta R, Pickens A, Peres SC, Zhao H 2016
US National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health Ergonomics Principles: It’s Not Only about Physical Factors but also Other Factors Pandve HT 2016
Journal of Ergonomics Ergonomic Strategies Related To Health and Efficiency in Mountain Biking Miller M, Macdermid P 2015
Oxford Journals Reducing Children’s Classroom Sitting Time Using Sit-to-Stand Desks: Findings from Pilot Studies in UK and Australian Primary Schools Clemes SA, Barber SE, Bingham DD, Ridgers ND, Fletcher E, Pearson N, Salmon J, Dunstan DW 2015
Colorado State University Study: Emphasize Employee Well-Being as Much as Productivity Dodge J 2015
US National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health Human Factors and Ergonomics and Quality Improvement Science: Integrating Approaches for Safety in Healthcare Hignett S, Jones EL, Miller D, Wolf L, Modi C, Shahzad MW, Buckle P, Banerjee J, Catchpole K 2015
Taylor & Francis Online State of Science: Mental Workload in Ergonomics Young MS, Brookhuis KA, Wickens CD, Hancock PA/span> 2014
Ergonomics Australia Visual Ergonomics Standards for Contemporary
Office Environments
Long J, Rosenfeld M, Helland M, Anshel J 2014
NIOSH Science Blog What Resources Help You Prevent MSDs in the Workplace? Slavin T, Krajnak K, Lowe BD, Morata TC 2014
SAGE Journals The Effects of a Non-Sedentary Workspace on Information Elaboration and Group Performance Knight AP, Baer M 2014
American Journal of Preventive Medicine Workplace Sitting and Height-Adjustable Workstations, A Randomized Controlled Trial Neuhaus M, Healy GN, Dunstan DW, Owen N, Eakin EG 2014
Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity Iterative Development of Stand Up Australia: Multi-component Intervention to Reduce Workplace Sitting Neuhaus M, Healy GN, Fjeldsoe BS, Lawler S, Owen N, Dunstan DW, LaMontagne AD, Eakin EG 2014
British Journal of Sports Medicine Avoiding Sedentary Behavior Might Lengthen Telomeres: Secondary Outcomes from Physical Activity in Older People Sjögren P, Fisher R, Kallings L, Svenson U, Roos G, Hellénius ML 2014
Int’l Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health Using Sit-Stand Workstations to Decrease Sedentary Time in Office Workers Dutta N, Koepp GA, Stovitz SD, Levine JA, Pereira MA 2014
ProQuest Psychosocial and Ergonomics Risk Factors Related to Neck, Shoulder and Back Complaints among Malaysia Office Workers Mahmud N, Bahari SF, Zainudin NF/span> 2013
Psychology Today Exposure to Natural Light Improves Workplace Performance Bergland C 2013
US National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health Human Factors and Ergonomics as a Patient Safety Practice Carayon P, Xie A, Kianfar S 2013
Taylor & Francis Online Office Design’s Impact on Sick Leave Rates Danielsson CB, Holendro SC, Wulff C, Westerlund H 2013
PLOS one Minimal Intensity Physical Activity Improves Insulin Action and Plasma Lipids More than Shorter Periods of Exercise in Sedentary Subjects Duvivier B, Schaper NC, Bremers MA, van Crombrugge G, Menheere P, Kars M, Savelberg H 2013
Preventative Medicine Reducing Sitting Time in Office Workers: Short-Term Efficacy of a Multicomponent Intervention Healy GN, Eakin EG, Lamontagne AD, Owen N, EA Winkler, Wiesner G, Gunning L, Neuhaus M, Lawler S, Fjeldsoe BS, Dunstan DW 2013
Occupational & Environmental Medicine Cardiovascular and Metabolic Benefits of Standing Desk Work Knight AP, Baer M 2013
BMJ Open Sedentary behaviour and life expectancy in the USA – a cause deleted life table analysis Peter T Katzmarzyk, I-Min Lee 2012
BMC Journal Perceived exertion, comfort and working technique in professional computer users and association with neck and upper extremity symptoms Agneta Lindegård, Jens Wahlström, Mats Hagberg, Rebecka Vilhelmsson, Allan Toomingas and Ewa Wigaeus Tornqvist 2012
BMC Journal Variation between seated and standing/walking postures among male and female call centre operators Toomingas A, Forsman M, Mathiassen SE, Heiden M, Nilsson T. 2012
PLoS One Sedentary Behaviour and Biomarkers for Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes in Mid-Life: The Role of Television-Viewing and Sitting at Work Snehal M. Pinto Pereira, Myung Ki, Chris Power 2012
American College of Sports Medicine Reducing sedentary behaviors – sitting less and moving more – American College of Sports Medicine brochure American College of Sports Medicine 2012
Preventative Medicine Does the use of standing ‘hot’ desks change sedentary work time in an open plan office? (Abstract only) Nicholas D. Gilson, Alessandro Suppini, Gemma C. Ryde, Helen E. Brown, Wendy J. Brown 2012
CPE Institute on Inactivity research Sit Less Presentation References Marc Hamilton, PhD, Catherine Christie, PhD, RD, LD/N, FADA 2012
Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute Stand Up Australia – The Health Hazards of Too Much Sitting David Dunstan 2012
US National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health Ergonomics Principles: It’s Not Only about Physical Factors but also Other Factors” Amick BC, Menéndez CC, Bazzani L, Robertson M, DeRango K, Rooney T, Moore A 2011
AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Amount of Time Spent in Sedentary Behaviors in the United States, 2003–2004 Charles E. Matthews, Kong Y. Chen, Patty S. Freedson, Russell R. Pate, David G. Schlundt, Maciej S. Buchowski and Richard P. Troiano 2011
Lockton Companies, LLC The Detrimental Effects of Sedentary Behavior Lockton Companies, LLC 2011
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Energy expenditure of interruptions to sedentary behavior Ann M Swartz, Leah Squires and Scott J Strath 2011
Canadian Journal of Public Health Desk potatoes: the importance of occupational physical activity on health (Abstract only) Adam W. Probert, Mark S. Tremblay, Sarah Connor C. Gorber 2011
American Journal of Health Promotion Get Moving: A Web Site That Increases Physical Activity of Sedentary Employees Irvine AB, Philips L, Seeley J, Wyant S, Duncan S, Moore RW 2011
Lancaster University Centre for Organizational Health & Well-being Multi- business Study of the Effect of Low Impact Physical Activity on Employee Health and Wellbeing Dr. David Batman and Professor Susan Cartwright 2011
American Journal of Epidemiology Long-Term Sedentary Work and the Risk of Subsite-specific Colorectal Cancer Terry Boyle, Lin Fritschi, Jane Heyworth, and Fiona Bull 2010
NRC Research Press Physiological and health implications of a sedentary lifestyle Mark Stephen Tremblay, Rachel Christine Colley, Travis John Saunders, Genevieve Nissa Healy, and Neville Owen 2010
Mayo Clinic Proceedings Sedentary Behavior: Emerging Evidence for a New Health Risk Neville Owen, PhD; Phillip B. Sparling, EdD; Geneviève N. Healy, PhD; David W. Dunstan, PhD; and Charles E. Matthews, PhD 2010
Diabetes Care Journal – American Diabetes Association Sedentary Activity Associated With Metabolic Syndrome Independent of Physical Activity Andrea Bankoski, MPH, Tamara B. Harris, MD, James J. McClain, PHD, Robert J. Brychta, PHD, Paolo Caserotti, PHD, Kong Y. Chen, PHD, David Berrigan, PHD, Richard P. Troiano, PHD and Annemarie Koster, PHD 2010
American Journal of Preventive Medicine Evidence of Health Risks from Occupational Sitting Where Do We Stand? Simon Marshall, PhD, Diane Gyi, PhD 2010
American Journal of Preventive Medicine Occupational Sitting and Health Risks A Systematic Review Jannique G.Z. van Uffelen, PhD, Jason Wong, BAppSc, Josephine Y. Chau, MPH, et al. 2010
American Association for Cancer Research Sedentary Behavior and Cancer: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Proposed Biological Mechanisms Brigid M. Lynch 2010
Diabetes – American Diabetes Association Impact of Physical Inactivity on Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue Metabolism in Healthy Young Male Offspring of Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Lise Højbjerre, Mette Paulli Sonne, Amra Ciric Alibegovic, Flemming Dela, Allan Vaag, Jens Bruun Meldgaard, Karl Bang Christensen, and Bente Stallknecht 2010
3rd Annual Conference on Physical Activity and Public Health Physical Activity and Public Health – 3rd International Conference – Overview of sessions 2010   2010
Med Sci Sports Exerc Sedentary Behaviors Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Mortality in Men Warren TY, Barry V, Hooker SP, Sui X, Church TS, Blair SN 2010
Occupational Medicine The health safety and health promotion needs of older workers J. O. Crawford, R. A. Graveling, H. A. Cowie and K. Dixon 2010
American Journal of Epidemiology Leisure Time Spent Sitting in Relation to Total Mortality in a Prospective Cohort of US Adults Alpa V. Patel, Leslie Bernstein, Anusila Deka, Heather Spencer Feigelson, Peter T. Campbell, Susan M. Gapstur, Graham A. Colditz, and Michael J. Thun 2010
Univ. of Cambridge Conference Publications Estimating personal energy expenditure with location data Simon Hay, Stamatina Th. Rassia, Alastair R. Beresford 2010
American College of Sports Medicine Too Much Sitting: The Population Health Science of Sedentary Behavior Neville Owen, Genevieve N. Healy, Charles E. Matthews, and David W. Dunstan 2010
Lancaster University Centre for Organizational Health & Well-being Steps To Health: An Evaluation Of The Impact Of Participating In The Global Corporate Challenge Philip Gibbs and Professor Susan Cartwright 2010
Journal of Occupational Health Risk Factors for upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Symptoms among call center employees d’Errico A, Caputo P, Falcone U, Fubini L, Gilardi L, Mamo C, Migliardi A, Quarta D, Coffano E. 2010
Biology of Sport Physical Activity Of Office Workers Biernat E., Tomaszewski P., Milde K. 2010
Touch Endocrinology ‘Too Much Sitting’ and Metabolic Risk –Has Modern Technology Caught up with us David W Dunstan, Genevieve N Healy, Takemi Sugiyama and Nevi lle Owen 2010
Applied Ergonomics Frequency of the sit to stand task: an observational study of free-living adults Dall PM, Kerr A 2010
American Journal of Industrial Medicine Risk Factors for Work‐related Musculoskeletal Disorders: a systematic review of recent longitudinal studies da Costa BR, Vieira ER 2009
Taylor & Francis Group Work Design: Occupational Ergonomics Konz S 2008