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 Ergonomics Research on Floor Sitting
In many countries, especially in Asia, people sit on a Zabuton mat or cushion on the floor to work at a computer. Research by Professor Kageyu Noro and colleagues has shown that an ergonomic design for this cushion that provides better pelvic support results in a better floor-seated posture. This cushion reduced the rear rotation of the pelvis and the flexion of back.


Source: Professor Kageyu Noro, Waseda University, School of Human Sciences.


Oyama, H., Teraoka, T., Noro, K.  (2002) Development of a Floor-Cushion with Pelvic Support (Ergo-Zabuton), WWDU 2002 - World Wide Work. Proceedings of the 6th International Scientific Conference on Work with Display Units, Edited by H. Luczak, A.E. Cakir and G. Cakir. ERGONOMIC Institut fur Arbeits- und Sozialforschung, Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Berlin.pp. 685 - 686.


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