Variation in physical strain

More variation is one suggestion for counteracting strain-related complaints during long, low-intensity work such as short cycle assembly work or monotonous office work. Two lines of research use this idea as a point of departure.

In one, we study whether or not our normal motor variability can be used as a source of "healthy" variation in work. With advanced laboratory methodology, we study whether factors such as work speed and mental taxation affect variability during standardized, repetitive work. Also in the planning is research into whether differences in variability are counteracted by differences in physiological reactions, whether variability differs from person to person, and to what extent it is possible to influence variability.

In the other line of research, we develop ways of measuring variations in physical strain, with emphasis on quantifying patterns of physical activity and inactivity during work and recreation. This research is centred on patterns of activity and inactivity, which has proven to be important for when inactivity leads to heart/cardiovascular diseases and metabolic disorders.

Research in this program

Published by: Zara Lindahl Page responsible: Annika Strömberg Updated: 2015-04-02
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