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TitleEquations for defining the mismatch between students and school furniture: A systematic review
Author(s)Castellucci, H. I.
Arezes, P.
Molenbroek, J. F. M.
KeywordsClassroom
Fit
Furniture
Anthropometry
Match
Issue date2015
PublisherElsevier Science BV
JournalInternational Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
CitationCastellucci, H. I., Arezes, P. M., & Molenbroek, J. F. M. (2015). Equations for defining the mismatch between students and school furniture: A systematic review. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 48, 117-126. doi: 10.1016/j.ergon.2015.05.002
Abstract(s)The present study reviews the scientific literature that describes the criteria equations for defining the mismatch between students and school furniture. This mismatch may negatively affect students' performance and comfort. Seventeen studies met the criteria of this review and twenty-one equations to test six furniture dimensions were identified. There was substantial mismatch between the relative heights of chairs and tables. Some systematic errors have been found during the application of the different equations, such as the assumption that students are sitting on chairs with a proper seat height. Only one study considered the cumulative fit. Finally, some equations are based on contradictory criteria and need to develop and evaluate new equations for these cases. Relevance to industry: Ultimately, the present work is a contribution toward improving the evaluation of school furniture and could be used to design ergonomic-oriented classroom furniture.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/38476
DOI10.1016/j.ergon.2015.05.002
ISSN0169-8141
Publisher versionhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ergon.2015.05.002
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessRestricted access (UMinho)
Appears in Collections:CGIT - Artigos em revistas de circulação internacional com arbitragem científica

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