MEASURING THE EFFECT OF A DYNAMIC CONTINOUSLY MOVING KEYBOARD TRAY ON OFFICE EMPLOYEES
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 300 000|
|Project duration||October 2017 - September 2019|
Purpose and goal
The purpose of the sicentific studie has been to prove reduced muscelpain after computerwork with a continousley moving desktop. The projectowner Linköpings Universitetssjukhus has with great knowledge and experience at the very frontline of science built the Clinical study. After approval of "Etikprövningsmyndigheten" the study is now performed and all data is beeing collected and evaluated.
Expected results and effects
It is very positive that this study now is completed based on the very latest scientific research then it comes to analazies of painmarkers in the muscle. With Microdialysis you can investigate biochemical changes in the trapeziusmuscel on women with long-lasting pain. The expected outcome is to prove the positive effects with DynaDesk and its possibilities to reduce the negative effects of long-lasting static stress on the muscels at desktopwork.
Planned approach and implementation
10 officeworkers with pain in the shoulders or back of the neck are examined with Microdialysis in the trapezius muscel. Two catheters are operated in to the muscel. Sampling from these catheters is done at the same time as the research subject is performing deskwork at a DynaDesk tabletop. The research subjects are also answering comprehensive quetsionnaires regarding present painlevel and are also examined regarding paintreshold. Advanced statistic methods (MVDA) is also used to interpret all research results. The scientific team has long proven experience of the methods used.