SlideShare a Scribd company logo
By Professor Redha Taiar
Biometrics Engineer at University of Reims, France
STANDING SMART
Increasing the comfort of standing workers
PURPOSE OF THE RESEARCH
Increasing the comfort of standing workers by studying the upright position of the
human body, the stability of the body and its ergonomics on the job.
TEST DATA
The test was performed between 2010 and 2011 at TI Automotive, France.
TEST DATA
Population: 10 males and 10 females
Measurements: After 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 hours & end shift
Phases: 3 testing phases
Experience without mats
Experience with mats
Preference for type of mat
Equipment: Zebris 1400 pressure sensor platform
Scale: Borg scale to quantify intensity of pain
BORG SCALE
PRESSURE ON THE FOOT
The pressure zones of the sole of the foot on the ground translate the different
strategies we all use to stay upright.
HOW WE STAND
3 ground contact points with arch allows contact on
any type of surface.
Very good transmission of weight and efforts of the
body.
Foot pressure depends on the contact zone of the foot
with the ground.
HOW WE WALK
For a person walking normally there are contact
phases which are characterized by relatively
short temporal phases.
An important pressure will be predominant in
the quality of the movement.
TESTING
During this experiment, the platform was positioned on the floor and on each anti-
fatigue mat. This experiment will allow us to observe the evolution of the foot
pressure after a defined movement.
QUANTITATIVE
TESTING
Measurements while standing upright for 3
minutes.
Results obtained in a static position and
dynamic position in the actual working
situation.
Evolution of foot pressure and mechanical
behavior of the user were recorded.
WITHOUT A MAT
WITH A MAT
QUALITATIVE TESTING
0
1
2
3
4
5
Without Mat With a Mat
Skywalker II PUR
With a Mat
Cushion Ease Solid
With a Mat
Cushion Trax
Pain Reported Before Shift Pain Reported After Shift
RESULT
In any test duration, the feet and therefore the body moves to keep its balance
necessary to maintain an upright position.
WITHOUT A MAT
WITHOUT A MAT
Imbalance can cause pathologies or repetitiveness and other
work constraining factors which can accelerate the process.
This imbalance is very harmful for the body.
When the system is out of balance, the quick reaction speed
is maintained at the cost of energy spending (fatigue).
WITH A MAT
In working situations where people make small
movements constantly, anti-fatigue mats show
properties that give muscular-skeletal comfort in
upright working positions.
TESTIMONIES
CUSHION TRAX™
André: Very good but I think it is too soft, I have the impression
to fall asleep on it, but on I feel no fatigue on this mat.
Dolorès: I like it, because it relaxing for the feet and I felt the
fatigue much later than usual, when I leave work I no longer have
pain in my legs.
Adeline: Is comfortable and well adapted: I feel less fatigue in my
legs at the end of the day.
Estelle: The softest one, but the diamond plate top surface is
cumbersome for the support of the foot.
Ghislaine: The best.
SKYWALKER® II PUR
André: Too hard. I still have pain on the soles of my feet.
Dolorès:
Adeline: This one is the worst. It’s not adapted at all. I still have
the same intensity of pain in my legs as before.
Estelle: 2nd place. It absorbs less, more pain in the calves and
thighs.
Ghislaine: Less comfortable: feels harder in the foot support .
CUSHION EASE™
André: Perfect, this is the best, I have hardly any pains.
Dolorès: I also like this mat, the warming up of the soles of my
feet and the pains in my legs are much later than before.
Adeline: It’s the best: without any doubt this is because of the
thickness of the mat, I feel better; I have less pain in my legs .
Estelle: Is the best: it seems quite hard in the beginning, but this
disappears later. There are no irregularities, less fatigue in the
legs at the end of the day and less muscular and articular
troubles, better absorption of weight.
Ghislaine: The worst mat: impression that the support is more on
the right side, I am not balanced, lower back pain and pain in the
legs.
CONCLUSION
To maintain an upright working position, it is necessary to have a well adapted
postural balance to decrease pathologies and their consequences in the everyday
work of the users.
The two feet are the starting point of balance.
AUTOMATIC SYSTEM
Our neuromuscular program records an automated
muscular functioning using the same muscles to do the
work.
The muscle fibres are called Cinderella fibres because
even if they are tired, they do their job....that’s the
start of muscular-skeletal troubles (pain, contractures,
tendinitis...).
Foot pressure on the floor can give indications of the
functioning of the muscular chains used.
AUTOMATIC SYSTEM
It is possible to change this automated functioining by
retaking control of the muscle commands of the brain.
This can be done by changing the foot pressure on the
floor: by forcing oneself from time to time to move the
pressure forward or backward, from inside to outside
of the foot.
ADVICE TO WORKERS
Vary Foot Pressure
Use Anti-Fatigue Mats
VARY FOOT PRESSURE
The variation in pressure is the first stage in improving the upright standing position,
initiated by the person itself:
- Push forward
- Push backwards on the heels
- Push on the outside border of the foot
- Push to the inside border of the foot
- Push more to the left
- Push more to the right
USE ANTI-FATIGUE MATS
The second stage of improvement will be the floor, by using anti-fatigue mats made
from the latest technological materials.
The use of anti-fatigue mats enables correct balancing and a uniform distribution
between the right and the left leg.
This observation can be made on all the mats. It should be noted that this balance will
improve depending on the adaptation of the mat used.
Prof. Redha Taiar
Email: redha.taiar@univ-reims.fr
Tel: +33 067 794 4628
Fax: +33 032 691 3806
www.redha-taiar.com
Prof. Dr. Redha Taiar is an expert in biomechanical,
human locomotion, kinematic and kinetic analysis and
biomedical technologies at the University of Reims in
France.
For more details about his work:
www.redha-taiar.com
www.notrax.eu

More Related Content

What's hot

Manual muscle testing
Manual muscle testingManual muscle testing
Manual muscle testing
Sharmin Susiwala
 
Hand Therapy - Treatment Modalities Of The Wrist
Hand Therapy - Treatment Modalities Of The WristHand Therapy - Treatment Modalities Of The Wrist
Hand Therapy - Treatment Modalities Of The Wrist
Lynne Pringle
 
Mmt f0r hip
Mmt f0r hip Mmt f0r hip
Mmt f0r hip
Ambreen Sadaf
 
Muscle testing group presentation
Muscle testing group presentationMuscle testing group presentation
Muscle testing group presentation
YinglingV
 
Manual therapy ppt
Manual therapy pptManual therapy ppt
Manual therapy ppt
QURATULAIN MUGHAL
 
Starwrap instructional guide
Starwrap instructional guideStarwrap instructional guide
Starwrap instructional guide
Tait Yoder
 
Iliotibial band friction syndrome amongst runners
Iliotibial band friction syndrome amongst runnersIliotibial band friction syndrome amongst runners
Iliotibial band friction syndrome amongst runners
SonaliJoshi44
 
Ketonborn concept, Diagnosis and Treatment
Ketonborn concept, Diagnosis and TreatmentKetonborn concept, Diagnosis and Treatment
Ketonborn concept, Diagnosis and Treatment
Dr. Zunaira Ahmad
 
Occupational Therapy Manual Muscle Testing and Grading
Occupational Therapy Manual Muscle Testing and Grading Occupational Therapy Manual Muscle Testing and Grading
Occupational Therapy Manual Muscle Testing and Grading
Stephan Van Breenen
 
MMT for knee
MMT for kneeMMT for knee
MMT for knee
Ambreen Sadaf
 
Gluteus session level 3
Gluteus session level 3Gluteus session level 3
Gluteus session level 3
nevazquezanido
 
4- Manual Muscle-Testing_in_pediatric_patient
4- Manual Muscle-Testing_in_pediatric_patient4- Manual Muscle-Testing_in_pediatric_patient
4- Manual Muscle-Testing_in_pediatric_patient
aebrahim123
 
TECHNIX - SPORTS AND FITNESS ACCESSORIES
TECHNIX - SPORTS AND FITNESS ACCESSORIESTECHNIX - SPORTS AND FITNESS ACCESSORIES
TECHNIX - SPORTS AND FITNESS ACCESSORIES
Sports Fuel
 
Isometric and isotonic exercises
Isometric and isotonic exercisesIsometric and isotonic exercises
Isometric and isotonic exercises
Dr. Jasjyot
 
TIGHT HIP FLEXORS
TIGHT HIP FLEXORSTIGHT HIP FLEXORS
TIGHT HIP FLEXORS
Muhammad Allif Bin Ahmad
 
Steal Jennifer Garner's At-Home Alias Workout!
Steal Jennifer Garner's At-Home Alias Workout!Steal Jennifer Garner's At-Home Alias Workout!
Steal Jennifer Garner's At-Home Alias Workout!
vulgarbabe4125
 
Muscle Strength Testing And Manual Muscle Grades
Muscle Strength Testing And Manual Muscle GradesMuscle Strength Testing And Manual Muscle Grades
Muscle Strength Testing And Manual Muscle Grades
ProHealthcareProducts.com
 
Physiotherapy management (pa)
Physiotherapy management (pa)Physiotherapy management (pa)
Physiotherapy management (pa)
Dr. Camy Bhura
 
Exercises for dental professionals
Exercises for dental professionalsExercises for dental professionals
Exercises for dental professionals
Haytham Qinawi
 
Range of motion exercises
Range of motion exercisesRange of motion exercises
Range of motion exercises
Yosreah Mohamed
 

What's hot (20)

Manual muscle testing
Manual muscle testingManual muscle testing
Manual muscle testing
 
Hand Therapy - Treatment Modalities Of The Wrist
Hand Therapy - Treatment Modalities Of The WristHand Therapy - Treatment Modalities Of The Wrist
Hand Therapy - Treatment Modalities Of The Wrist
 
Mmt f0r hip
Mmt f0r hip Mmt f0r hip
Mmt f0r hip
 
Muscle testing group presentation
Muscle testing group presentationMuscle testing group presentation
Muscle testing group presentation
 
Manual therapy ppt
Manual therapy pptManual therapy ppt
Manual therapy ppt
 
Starwrap instructional guide
Starwrap instructional guideStarwrap instructional guide
Starwrap instructional guide
 
Iliotibial band friction syndrome amongst runners
Iliotibial band friction syndrome amongst runnersIliotibial band friction syndrome amongst runners
Iliotibial band friction syndrome amongst runners
 
Ketonborn concept, Diagnosis and Treatment
Ketonborn concept, Diagnosis and TreatmentKetonborn concept, Diagnosis and Treatment
Ketonborn concept, Diagnosis and Treatment
 
Occupational Therapy Manual Muscle Testing and Grading
Occupational Therapy Manual Muscle Testing and Grading Occupational Therapy Manual Muscle Testing and Grading
Occupational Therapy Manual Muscle Testing and Grading
 
MMT for knee
MMT for kneeMMT for knee
MMT for knee
 
Gluteus session level 3
Gluteus session level 3Gluteus session level 3
Gluteus session level 3
 
4- Manual Muscle-Testing_in_pediatric_patient
4- Manual Muscle-Testing_in_pediatric_patient4- Manual Muscle-Testing_in_pediatric_patient
4- Manual Muscle-Testing_in_pediatric_patient
 
TECHNIX - SPORTS AND FITNESS ACCESSORIES
TECHNIX - SPORTS AND FITNESS ACCESSORIESTECHNIX - SPORTS AND FITNESS ACCESSORIES
TECHNIX - SPORTS AND FITNESS ACCESSORIES
 
Isometric and isotonic exercises
Isometric and isotonic exercisesIsometric and isotonic exercises
Isometric and isotonic exercises
 
TIGHT HIP FLEXORS
TIGHT HIP FLEXORSTIGHT HIP FLEXORS
TIGHT HIP FLEXORS
 
Steal Jennifer Garner's At-Home Alias Workout!
Steal Jennifer Garner's At-Home Alias Workout!Steal Jennifer Garner's At-Home Alias Workout!
Steal Jennifer Garner's At-Home Alias Workout!
 
Muscle Strength Testing And Manual Muscle Grades
Muscle Strength Testing And Manual Muscle GradesMuscle Strength Testing And Manual Muscle Grades
Muscle Strength Testing And Manual Muscle Grades
 
Physiotherapy management (pa)
Physiotherapy management (pa)Physiotherapy management (pa)
Physiotherapy management (pa)
 
Exercises for dental professionals
Exercises for dental professionalsExercises for dental professionals
Exercises for dental professionals
 
Range of motion exercises
Range of motion exercisesRange of motion exercises
Range of motion exercises
 

Similar to Standing Smart - Increasing the comfort of standing workers

Mc kenzie method
Mc kenzie methodMc kenzie method
Mc kenzie method
DrFarhaPT
 
Revolutionary Trauma Release Exercises
Revolutionary Trauma Release ExercisesRevolutionary Trauma Release Exercises
Revolutionary Trauma Release Exercises
DavidDanforth3
 
Ergonomics Training lifting advices for good low back posture
Ergonomics Training lifting advices for good low back postureErgonomics Training lifting advices for good low back posture
Ergonomics Training lifting advices for good low back posture
TirumalaRao41
 
Ergonomics.ppt
Ergonomics.pptErgonomics.ppt
Ergonomics.ppt
Rahul Netragaonkar
 
Ergo awareness training may 2016
Ergo awareness training may 2016Ergo awareness training may 2016
Ergo awareness training may 2016
DavidHiipakka
 
ergonomics types and risk factors and solution
ergonomics types and risk factors and solutionergonomics types and risk factors and solution
ergonomics types and risk factors and solution
maryampak803
 
ergonomics-training.ppt
ergonomics-training.pptergonomics-training.ppt
ergonomics-training.ppt
VaishnaviElumalai
 
ergonomics-training power point presentation
ergonomics-training power point presentationergonomics-training power point presentation
ergonomics-training power point presentation
AyushSingh142905
 
Ergonomics Training by Washingtion State University
Ergonomics Training by Washingtion State UniversityErgonomics Training by Washingtion State University
Ergonomics Training by Washingtion State University
Atlantic Training, LLC.
 
Exercises For Dentists
Exercises For DentistsExercises For Dentists
Exercises For Dentists
guesteabfb9
 
Ergonomics for the 21st Century Training by Nicholls State University
Ergonomics for the 21st Century Training by Nicholls State UniversityErgonomics for the 21st Century Training by Nicholls State University
Ergonomics for the 21st Century Training by Nicholls State University
Atlantic Training, LLC.
 
Ergonomics in msd
Ergonomics in msdErgonomics in msd
Ergonomics in msd
Tripz Tomar
 
Try our Wheelchair Cushion to reduce back pain and pressure,
Try our Wheelchair Cushion to reduce back pain and pressure,Try our Wheelchair Cushion to reduce back pain and pressure,
Try our Wheelchair Cushion to reduce back pain and pressure,
Rhonda McCoy
 
Ergonomics in Physiotherapy and Workplace
Ergonomics in Physiotherapy and WorkplaceErgonomics in Physiotherapy and Workplace
Ergonomics in Physiotherapy and Workplace
Susan Jose
 
TTS Newsletter #6
TTS Newsletter #6TTS Newsletter #6
TTS Newsletter #6
Rebekah Gardner
 
Ergonomics in sitting posture
Ergonomics in sitting postureErgonomics in sitting posture
Ergonomics in sitting posture
Dr.Rajal Sukhiyaji
 
Ergonomics injury prevention
Ergonomics   injury preventionErgonomics   injury prevention
Ergonomics injury prevention
Sandy McLellan
 
BALANCE AND COORDINATION and PROPIOCEPTION.pptx
BALANCE AND COORDINATION and PROPIOCEPTION.pptxBALANCE AND COORDINATION and PROPIOCEPTION.pptx
BALANCE AND COORDINATION and PROPIOCEPTION.pptx
deepalidangwal10
 
HOPE1 LESSON 1
HOPE1 LESSON 1HOPE1 LESSON 1
HOPE1 LESSON 1
XedricJuanta
 
Back pain products to help my back pain
Back pain products to help my back painBack pain products to help my back pain
Back pain products to help my back pain
BhardwajPatbandha
 

Similar to Standing Smart - Increasing the comfort of standing workers (20)

Mc kenzie method
Mc kenzie methodMc kenzie method
Mc kenzie method
 
Revolutionary Trauma Release Exercises
Revolutionary Trauma Release ExercisesRevolutionary Trauma Release Exercises
Revolutionary Trauma Release Exercises
 
Ergonomics Training lifting advices for good low back posture
Ergonomics Training lifting advices for good low back postureErgonomics Training lifting advices for good low back posture
Ergonomics Training lifting advices for good low back posture
 
Ergonomics.ppt
Ergonomics.pptErgonomics.ppt
Ergonomics.ppt
 
Ergo awareness training may 2016
Ergo awareness training may 2016Ergo awareness training may 2016
Ergo awareness training may 2016
 
ergonomics types and risk factors and solution
ergonomics types and risk factors and solutionergonomics types and risk factors and solution
ergonomics types and risk factors and solution
 
ergonomics-training.ppt
ergonomics-training.pptergonomics-training.ppt
ergonomics-training.ppt
 
ergonomics-training power point presentation
ergonomics-training power point presentationergonomics-training power point presentation
ergonomics-training power point presentation
 
Ergonomics Training by Washingtion State University
Ergonomics Training by Washingtion State UniversityErgonomics Training by Washingtion State University
Ergonomics Training by Washingtion State University
 
Exercises For Dentists
Exercises For DentistsExercises For Dentists
Exercises For Dentists
 
Ergonomics for the 21st Century Training by Nicholls State University
Ergonomics for the 21st Century Training by Nicholls State UniversityErgonomics for the 21st Century Training by Nicholls State University
Ergonomics for the 21st Century Training by Nicholls State University
 
Ergonomics in msd
Ergonomics in msdErgonomics in msd
Ergonomics in msd
 
Try our Wheelchair Cushion to reduce back pain and pressure,
Try our Wheelchair Cushion to reduce back pain and pressure,Try our Wheelchair Cushion to reduce back pain and pressure,
Try our Wheelchair Cushion to reduce back pain and pressure,
 
Ergonomics in Physiotherapy and Workplace
Ergonomics in Physiotherapy and WorkplaceErgonomics in Physiotherapy and Workplace
Ergonomics in Physiotherapy and Workplace
 
TTS Newsletter #6
TTS Newsletter #6TTS Newsletter #6
TTS Newsletter #6
 
Ergonomics in sitting posture
Ergonomics in sitting postureErgonomics in sitting posture
Ergonomics in sitting posture
 
Ergonomics injury prevention
Ergonomics   injury preventionErgonomics   injury prevention
Ergonomics injury prevention
 
BALANCE AND COORDINATION and PROPIOCEPTION.pptx
BALANCE AND COORDINATION and PROPIOCEPTION.pptxBALANCE AND COORDINATION and PROPIOCEPTION.pptx
BALANCE AND COORDINATION and PROPIOCEPTION.pptx
 
HOPE1 LESSON 1
HOPE1 LESSON 1HOPE1 LESSON 1
HOPE1 LESSON 1
 
Back pain products to help my back pain
Back pain products to help my back painBack pain products to help my back pain
Back pain products to help my back pain
 

More from Notrax - Superior Manufacturing Group Europe BV

Notrax® Ergonomische Antivermoeidheids- & Veiligheidsmatten
Notrax® Ergonomische Antivermoeidheids- & VeiligheidsmattenNotrax® Ergonomische Antivermoeidheids- & Veiligheidsmatten
Notrax® Ergonomische Antivermoeidheids- & Veiligheidsmatten
Notrax - Superior Manufacturing Group Europe BV
 
Tapis ergonomique, antifatigue et de sécurité Notrax®
Tapis ergonomique, antifatigue et de sécurité Notrax®Tapis ergonomique, antifatigue et de sécurité Notrax®
Tapis ergonomique, antifatigue et de sécurité Notrax®
Notrax - Superior Manufacturing Group Europe BV
 
Voordelen van Notrax® Professionele Schoon- en Droogloopmatten
Voordelen van Notrax® Professionele Schoon- en Droogloopmatten Voordelen van Notrax® Professionele Schoon- en Droogloopmatten
Voordelen van Notrax® Professionele Schoon- en Droogloopmatten
Notrax - Superior Manufacturing Group Europe BV
 
Notrax Ergonomic Anti-fatigue & Safety Matting - Benefits of Anti-fatigue Mats
Notrax Ergonomic Anti-fatigue & Safety Matting - Benefits of Anti-fatigue MatsNotrax Ergonomic Anti-fatigue & Safety Matting - Benefits of Anti-fatigue Mats
Notrax Ergonomic Anti-fatigue & Safety Matting - Benefits of Anti-fatigue Mats
Notrax - Superior Manufacturing Group Europe BV
 
Slim Staan - Het comfort van staande werknemers vergroten geschreven door Pro...
Slim Staan - Het comfort van staande werknemers vergroten geschreven door Pro...Slim Staan - Het comfort van staande werknemers vergroten geschreven door Pro...
Slim Staan - Het comfort van staande werknemers vergroten geschreven door Pro...
Notrax - Superior Manufacturing Group Europe BV
 
Vernünftig Stehen -Verbesserung des Stehkomforts der Mitarbeiter Von Professo...
Vernünftig Stehen -Verbesserung des Stehkomforts der Mitarbeiter Von Professo...Vernünftig Stehen -Verbesserung des Stehkomforts der Mitarbeiter Von Professo...
Vernünftig Stehen -Verbesserung des Stehkomforts der Mitarbeiter Von Professo...
Notrax - Superior Manufacturing Group Europe BV
 
Une Position Responsable - Améliorer le confort des employés en position debo...
Une Position Responsable - Améliorer le confort des employés en position debo...Une Position Responsable - Améliorer le confort des employés en position debo...
Une Position Responsable - Améliorer le confort des employés en position debo...
Notrax - Superior Manufacturing Group Europe BV
 

More from Notrax - Superior Manufacturing Group Europe BV (7)

Notrax® Ergonomische Antivermoeidheids- & Veiligheidsmatten
Notrax® Ergonomische Antivermoeidheids- & VeiligheidsmattenNotrax® Ergonomische Antivermoeidheids- & Veiligheidsmatten
Notrax® Ergonomische Antivermoeidheids- & Veiligheidsmatten
 
Tapis ergonomique, antifatigue et de sécurité Notrax®
Tapis ergonomique, antifatigue et de sécurité Notrax®Tapis ergonomique, antifatigue et de sécurité Notrax®
Tapis ergonomique, antifatigue et de sécurité Notrax®
 
Voordelen van Notrax® Professionele Schoon- en Droogloopmatten
Voordelen van Notrax® Professionele Schoon- en Droogloopmatten Voordelen van Notrax® Professionele Schoon- en Droogloopmatten
Voordelen van Notrax® Professionele Schoon- en Droogloopmatten
 
Notrax Ergonomic Anti-fatigue & Safety Matting - Benefits of Anti-fatigue Mats
Notrax Ergonomic Anti-fatigue & Safety Matting - Benefits of Anti-fatigue MatsNotrax Ergonomic Anti-fatigue & Safety Matting - Benefits of Anti-fatigue Mats
Notrax Ergonomic Anti-fatigue & Safety Matting - Benefits of Anti-fatigue Mats
 
Slim Staan - Het comfort van staande werknemers vergroten geschreven door Pro...
Slim Staan - Het comfort van staande werknemers vergroten geschreven door Pro...Slim Staan - Het comfort van staande werknemers vergroten geschreven door Pro...
Slim Staan - Het comfort van staande werknemers vergroten geschreven door Pro...
 
Vernünftig Stehen -Verbesserung des Stehkomforts der Mitarbeiter Von Professo...
Vernünftig Stehen -Verbesserung des Stehkomforts der Mitarbeiter Von Professo...Vernünftig Stehen -Verbesserung des Stehkomforts der Mitarbeiter Von Professo...
Vernünftig Stehen -Verbesserung des Stehkomforts der Mitarbeiter Von Professo...
 
Une Position Responsable - Améliorer le confort des employés en position debo...
Une Position Responsable - Améliorer le confort des employés en position debo...Une Position Responsable - Améliorer le confort des employés en position debo...
Une Position Responsable - Améliorer le confort des employés en position debo...
 

Recently uploaded

Aortic Association CBL Pilot April 19 – 20 Bern
Aortic Association CBL Pilot April 19 – 20 BernAortic Association CBL Pilot April 19 – 20 Bern
Aortic Association CBL Pilot April 19 – 20 Bern
suvadeepdas911
 
Muscles of Mastication by Dr. Rabia Inam Gandapore.pptx
Muscles of Mastication by Dr. Rabia Inam Gandapore.pptxMuscles of Mastication by Dr. Rabia Inam Gandapore.pptx
Muscles of Mastication by Dr. Rabia Inam Gandapore.pptx
Dr. Rabia Inam Gandapore
 
REGULATION FOR COMBINATION PRODUCTS AND MEDICAL DEVICES.pptx
REGULATION FOR COMBINATION PRODUCTS AND MEDICAL DEVICES.pptxREGULATION FOR COMBINATION PRODUCTS AND MEDICAL DEVICES.pptx
REGULATION FOR COMBINATION PRODUCTS AND MEDICAL DEVICES.pptx
LaniyaNasrink
 
Novas diretrizes da OMS para os cuidados perinatais de mais qualidade
Novas diretrizes da OMS para os cuidados perinatais de mais qualidadeNovas diretrizes da OMS para os cuidados perinatais de mais qualidade
Novas diretrizes da OMS para os cuidados perinatais de mais qualidade
Prof. Marcus Renato de Carvalho
 
THERAPEUTIC ANTISENSE MOLECULES .pptx
THERAPEUTIC ANTISENSE MOLECULES    .pptxTHERAPEUTIC ANTISENSE MOLECULES    .pptx
THERAPEUTIC ANTISENSE MOLECULES .pptx
70KRISHPATEL
 
Role of Mukta Pishti in the Management of Hyperthyroidism
Role of Mukta Pishti in the Management of HyperthyroidismRole of Mukta Pishti in the Management of Hyperthyroidism
Role of Mukta Pishti in the Management of Hyperthyroidism
Dr. Jyothirmai Paindla
 
NVBDCP.pptx Nation vector borne disease control program
NVBDCP.pptx Nation vector borne disease control programNVBDCP.pptx Nation vector borne disease control program
NVBDCP.pptx Nation vector borne disease control program
Sapna Thakur
 
Thyroid Gland- Gross Anatomy by Dr. Rabia Inam Gandapore.pptx
Thyroid Gland- Gross Anatomy by Dr. Rabia Inam Gandapore.pptxThyroid Gland- Gross Anatomy by Dr. Rabia Inam Gandapore.pptx
Thyroid Gland- Gross Anatomy by Dr. Rabia Inam Gandapore.pptx
Dr. Rabia Inam Gandapore
 
OCT Training Course for clinical practice Part 1
OCT Training Course for clinical practice Part 1OCT Training Course for clinical practice Part 1
OCT Training Course for clinical practice Part 1
KafrELShiekh University
 
Journal Article Review on Rasamanikya
Journal Article Review on RasamanikyaJournal Article Review on Rasamanikya
Journal Article Review on Rasamanikya
Dr. Jyothirmai Paindla
 
Chapter 11 Nutrition and Chronic Diseases.pptx
Chapter 11 Nutrition and Chronic Diseases.pptxChapter 11 Nutrition and Chronic Diseases.pptx
Chapter 11 Nutrition and Chronic Diseases.pptx
Earlene McNair
 
#cALL# #gIRLS# In Dehradun ꧁❤8107221448❤꧂#cALL# #gIRLS# Service In Dehradun W...
#cALL# #gIRLS# In Dehradun ꧁❤8107221448❤꧂#cALL# #gIRLS# Service In Dehradun W...#cALL# #gIRLS# In Dehradun ꧁❤8107221448❤꧂#cALL# #gIRLS# Service In Dehradun W...
#cALL# #gIRLS# In Dehradun ꧁❤8107221448❤꧂#cALL# #gIRLS# Service In Dehradun W...
chandankumarsmartiso
 
Part II - Body Grief: Losing parts of ourselves and our identity before, duri...
Part II - Body Grief: Losing parts of ourselves and our identity before, duri...Part II - Body Grief: Losing parts of ourselves and our identity before, duri...
Part II - Body Grief: Losing parts of ourselves and our identity before, duri...
bkling
 
Tests for analysis of different pharmaceutical.pptx
Tests for analysis of different pharmaceutical.pptxTests for analysis of different pharmaceutical.pptx
Tests for analysis of different pharmaceutical.pptx
taiba qazi
 
CHEMOTHERAPY_RDP_CHAPTER 3_ANTIFUNGAL AGENT.pdf
CHEMOTHERAPY_RDP_CHAPTER 3_ANTIFUNGAL AGENT.pdfCHEMOTHERAPY_RDP_CHAPTER 3_ANTIFUNGAL AGENT.pdf
CHEMOTHERAPY_RDP_CHAPTER 3_ANTIFUNGAL AGENT.pdf
rishi2789
 
The Best Ayurvedic Antacid Tablets in India
The Best Ayurvedic Antacid Tablets in IndiaThe Best Ayurvedic Antacid Tablets in India
The Best Ayurvedic Antacid Tablets in India
Swastik Ayurveda
 
Top Effective Soaps for Fungal Skin Infections in India
Top Effective Soaps for Fungal Skin Infections in IndiaTop Effective Soaps for Fungal Skin Infections in India
Top Effective Soaps for Fungal Skin Infections in India
SwisschemDerma
 
Best Ayurvedic medicine for Gas and Indigestion
Best Ayurvedic medicine for Gas and IndigestionBest Ayurvedic medicine for Gas and Indigestion
Best Ayurvedic medicine for Gas and Indigestion
Swastik Ayurveda
 
Light House Retreats: Plant Medicine Retreat Europe
Light House Retreats: Plant Medicine Retreat EuropeLight House Retreats: Plant Medicine Retreat Europe
Light House Retreats: Plant Medicine Retreat Europe
Lighthouse Retreat
 
Promoting Wellbeing - Applied Social Psychology - Psychology SuperNotes
Promoting Wellbeing - Applied Social Psychology - Psychology SuperNotesPromoting Wellbeing - Applied Social Psychology - Psychology SuperNotes
Promoting Wellbeing - Applied Social Psychology - Psychology SuperNotes
PsychoTech Services
 

Recently uploaded (20)

Aortic Association CBL Pilot April 19 – 20 Bern
Aortic Association CBL Pilot April 19 – 20 BernAortic Association CBL Pilot April 19 – 20 Bern
Aortic Association CBL Pilot April 19 – 20 Bern
 
Muscles of Mastication by Dr. Rabia Inam Gandapore.pptx
Muscles of Mastication by Dr. Rabia Inam Gandapore.pptxMuscles of Mastication by Dr. Rabia Inam Gandapore.pptx
Muscles of Mastication by Dr. Rabia Inam Gandapore.pptx
 
REGULATION FOR COMBINATION PRODUCTS AND MEDICAL DEVICES.pptx
REGULATION FOR COMBINATION PRODUCTS AND MEDICAL DEVICES.pptxREGULATION FOR COMBINATION PRODUCTS AND MEDICAL DEVICES.pptx
REGULATION FOR COMBINATION PRODUCTS AND MEDICAL DEVICES.pptx
 
Novas diretrizes da OMS para os cuidados perinatais de mais qualidade
Novas diretrizes da OMS para os cuidados perinatais de mais qualidadeNovas diretrizes da OMS para os cuidados perinatais de mais qualidade
Novas diretrizes da OMS para os cuidados perinatais de mais qualidade
 
THERAPEUTIC ANTISENSE MOLECULES .pptx
THERAPEUTIC ANTISENSE MOLECULES    .pptxTHERAPEUTIC ANTISENSE MOLECULES    .pptx
THERAPEUTIC ANTISENSE MOLECULES .pptx
 
Role of Mukta Pishti in the Management of Hyperthyroidism
Role of Mukta Pishti in the Management of HyperthyroidismRole of Mukta Pishti in the Management of Hyperthyroidism
Role of Mukta Pishti in the Management of Hyperthyroidism
 
NVBDCP.pptx Nation vector borne disease control program
NVBDCP.pptx Nation vector borne disease control programNVBDCP.pptx Nation vector borne disease control program
NVBDCP.pptx Nation vector borne disease control program
 
Thyroid Gland- Gross Anatomy by Dr. Rabia Inam Gandapore.pptx
Thyroid Gland- Gross Anatomy by Dr. Rabia Inam Gandapore.pptxThyroid Gland- Gross Anatomy by Dr. Rabia Inam Gandapore.pptx
Thyroid Gland- Gross Anatomy by Dr. Rabia Inam Gandapore.pptx
 
OCT Training Course for clinical practice Part 1
OCT Training Course for clinical practice Part 1OCT Training Course for clinical practice Part 1
OCT Training Course for clinical practice Part 1
 
Journal Article Review on Rasamanikya
Journal Article Review on RasamanikyaJournal Article Review on Rasamanikya
Journal Article Review on Rasamanikya
 
Chapter 11 Nutrition and Chronic Diseases.pptx
Chapter 11 Nutrition and Chronic Diseases.pptxChapter 11 Nutrition and Chronic Diseases.pptx
Chapter 11 Nutrition and Chronic Diseases.pptx
 
#cALL# #gIRLS# In Dehradun ꧁❤8107221448❤꧂#cALL# #gIRLS# Service In Dehradun W...
#cALL# #gIRLS# In Dehradun ꧁❤8107221448❤꧂#cALL# #gIRLS# Service In Dehradun W...#cALL# #gIRLS# In Dehradun ꧁❤8107221448❤꧂#cALL# #gIRLS# Service In Dehradun W...
#cALL# #gIRLS# In Dehradun ꧁❤8107221448❤꧂#cALL# #gIRLS# Service In Dehradun W...
 
Part II - Body Grief: Losing parts of ourselves and our identity before, duri...
Part II - Body Grief: Losing parts of ourselves and our identity before, duri...Part II - Body Grief: Losing parts of ourselves and our identity before, duri...
Part II - Body Grief: Losing parts of ourselves and our identity before, duri...
 
Tests for analysis of different pharmaceutical.pptx
Tests for analysis of different pharmaceutical.pptxTests for analysis of different pharmaceutical.pptx
Tests for analysis of different pharmaceutical.pptx
 
CHEMOTHERAPY_RDP_CHAPTER 3_ANTIFUNGAL AGENT.pdf
CHEMOTHERAPY_RDP_CHAPTER 3_ANTIFUNGAL AGENT.pdfCHEMOTHERAPY_RDP_CHAPTER 3_ANTIFUNGAL AGENT.pdf
CHEMOTHERAPY_RDP_CHAPTER 3_ANTIFUNGAL AGENT.pdf
 
The Best Ayurvedic Antacid Tablets in India
The Best Ayurvedic Antacid Tablets in IndiaThe Best Ayurvedic Antacid Tablets in India
The Best Ayurvedic Antacid Tablets in India
 
Top Effective Soaps for Fungal Skin Infections in India
Top Effective Soaps for Fungal Skin Infections in IndiaTop Effective Soaps for Fungal Skin Infections in India
Top Effective Soaps for Fungal Skin Infections in India
 
Best Ayurvedic medicine for Gas and Indigestion
Best Ayurvedic medicine for Gas and IndigestionBest Ayurvedic medicine for Gas and Indigestion
Best Ayurvedic medicine for Gas and Indigestion
 
Light House Retreats: Plant Medicine Retreat Europe
Light House Retreats: Plant Medicine Retreat EuropeLight House Retreats: Plant Medicine Retreat Europe
Light House Retreats: Plant Medicine Retreat Europe
 
Promoting Wellbeing - Applied Social Psychology - Psychology SuperNotes
Promoting Wellbeing - Applied Social Psychology - Psychology SuperNotesPromoting Wellbeing - Applied Social Psychology - Psychology SuperNotes
Promoting Wellbeing - Applied Social Psychology - Psychology SuperNotes
 

Standing Smart - Increasing the comfort of standing workers

  • 1.
  • 2. By Professor Redha Taiar Biometrics Engineer at University of Reims, France STANDING SMART Increasing the comfort of standing workers
  • 3. PURPOSE OF THE RESEARCH Increasing the comfort of standing workers by studying the upright position of the human body, the stability of the body and its ergonomics on the job.
  • 4. TEST DATA The test was performed between 2010 and 2011 at TI Automotive, France.
  • 5. TEST DATA Population: 10 males and 10 females Measurements: After 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 hours & end shift Phases: 3 testing phases Experience without mats Experience with mats Preference for type of mat Equipment: Zebris 1400 pressure sensor platform Scale: Borg scale to quantify intensity of pain
  • 7. PRESSURE ON THE FOOT The pressure zones of the sole of the foot on the ground translate the different strategies we all use to stay upright.
  • 8. HOW WE STAND 3 ground contact points with arch allows contact on any type of surface. Very good transmission of weight and efforts of the body. Foot pressure depends on the contact zone of the foot with the ground.
  • 9. HOW WE WALK For a person walking normally there are contact phases which are characterized by relatively short temporal phases. An important pressure will be predominant in the quality of the movement.
  • 10. TESTING During this experiment, the platform was positioned on the floor and on each anti- fatigue mat. This experiment will allow us to observe the evolution of the foot pressure after a defined movement.
  • 11. QUANTITATIVE TESTING Measurements while standing upright for 3 minutes. Results obtained in a static position and dynamic position in the actual working situation. Evolution of foot pressure and mechanical behavior of the user were recorded.
  • 14. QUALITATIVE TESTING 0 1 2 3 4 5 Without Mat With a Mat Skywalker II PUR With a Mat Cushion Ease Solid With a Mat Cushion Trax Pain Reported Before Shift Pain Reported After Shift
  • 15. RESULT In any test duration, the feet and therefore the body moves to keep its balance necessary to maintain an upright position.
  • 17. WITHOUT A MAT Imbalance can cause pathologies or repetitiveness and other work constraining factors which can accelerate the process. This imbalance is very harmful for the body. When the system is out of balance, the quick reaction speed is maintained at the cost of energy spending (fatigue).
  • 18. WITH A MAT In working situations where people make small movements constantly, anti-fatigue mats show properties that give muscular-skeletal comfort in upright working positions.
  • 20. CUSHION TRAX™ André: Very good but I think it is too soft, I have the impression to fall asleep on it, but on I feel no fatigue on this mat. Dolorès: I like it, because it relaxing for the feet and I felt the fatigue much later than usual, when I leave work I no longer have pain in my legs. Adeline: Is comfortable and well adapted: I feel less fatigue in my legs at the end of the day. Estelle: The softest one, but the diamond plate top surface is cumbersome for the support of the foot. Ghislaine: The best.
  • 21. SKYWALKER® II PUR André: Too hard. I still have pain on the soles of my feet. Dolorès: Adeline: This one is the worst. It’s not adapted at all. I still have the same intensity of pain in my legs as before. Estelle: 2nd place. It absorbs less, more pain in the calves and thighs. Ghislaine: Less comfortable: feels harder in the foot support .
  • 22. CUSHION EASE™ André: Perfect, this is the best, I have hardly any pains. Dolorès: I also like this mat, the warming up of the soles of my feet and the pains in my legs are much later than before. Adeline: It’s the best: without any doubt this is because of the thickness of the mat, I feel better; I have less pain in my legs . Estelle: Is the best: it seems quite hard in the beginning, but this disappears later. There are no irregularities, less fatigue in the legs at the end of the day and less muscular and articular troubles, better absorption of weight. Ghislaine: The worst mat: impression that the support is more on the right side, I am not balanced, lower back pain and pain in the legs.
  • 23. CONCLUSION To maintain an upright working position, it is necessary to have a well adapted postural balance to decrease pathologies and their consequences in the everyday work of the users.
  • 24. The two feet are the starting point of balance.
  • 25. AUTOMATIC SYSTEM Our neuromuscular program records an automated muscular functioning using the same muscles to do the work. The muscle fibres are called Cinderella fibres because even if they are tired, they do their job....that’s the start of muscular-skeletal troubles (pain, contractures, tendinitis...). Foot pressure on the floor can give indications of the functioning of the muscular chains used.
  • 26. AUTOMATIC SYSTEM It is possible to change this automated functioining by retaking control of the muscle commands of the brain. This can be done by changing the foot pressure on the floor: by forcing oneself from time to time to move the pressure forward or backward, from inside to outside of the foot.
  • 27. ADVICE TO WORKERS Vary Foot Pressure Use Anti-Fatigue Mats
  • 28. VARY FOOT PRESSURE The variation in pressure is the first stage in improving the upright standing position, initiated by the person itself: - Push forward - Push backwards on the heels - Push on the outside border of the foot - Push to the inside border of the foot - Push more to the left - Push more to the right
  • 29. USE ANTI-FATIGUE MATS The second stage of improvement will be the floor, by using anti-fatigue mats made from the latest technological materials. The use of anti-fatigue mats enables correct balancing and a uniform distribution between the right and the left leg. This observation can be made on all the mats. It should be noted that this balance will improve depending on the adaptation of the mat used.
  • 30. Prof. Redha Taiar Email: redha.taiar@univ-reims.fr Tel: +33 067 794 4628 Fax: +33 032 691 3806 www.redha-taiar.com Prof. Dr. Redha Taiar is an expert in biomechanical, human locomotion, kinematic and kinetic analysis and biomedical technologies at the University of Reims in France. For more details about his work: www.redha-taiar.com