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Effect of Cycling on a Stationary Bike While Performing Assembly Tasks on Human Physiology and Performance Parameters

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Department of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh 11421, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Al-Azhar University, Cairo 11371, Egypt
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(5), 1761; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17051761
Received: 12 February 2020 / Revised: 5 March 2020 / Accepted: 7 March 2020 / Published: 8 March 2020
Objective: This study evaluated participants’ ability to assemble a computer keyboard while at a cycling workstation. Depending on task completion time, error percentage, and workload based on subjective workload ratings, subjective body discomfort, electroencephalography (EEG) and electrocardiographic (ECG) signals, human performances were compared at four different cycling conditions: no cycling, low level cycling (15 km/h), preferred level cycling, and high level cycling (25 km/h). Method: The experiment consisted of 16 participants. Each participant performed the test four times (each cycling condition) on different days. Results: The repeated measure test showed that the alpha and beta EEG signals were high during session times (post) when compared with session times (pre). Moreover, the mean interbeat (R-R) interval decreased after the participants performed the assembly while pedaling, possibly due to the physical effort of cycling. Conclusions: Pedaling had no significant effect on body discomfort ratings, task errors, or completion time. View Full-Text
Keywords: EEG; ECG; human performance; neuroergonomics; seated work EEG; ECG; human performance; neuroergonomics; seated work
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Ghaleb, A.M.; Khalaf, T.M.; Ramadan, M.Z.; Ragab, A.E.; Badwelan, A. Effect of Cycling on a Stationary Bike While Performing Assembly Tasks on Human Physiology and Performance Parameters. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 1761. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17051761

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Ghaleb AM, Khalaf TM, Ramadan MZ, Ragab AE, Badwelan A. Effect of Cycling on a Stationary Bike While Performing Assembly Tasks on Human Physiology and Performance Parameters. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(5):1761. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17051761

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Ghaleb, Atef M., Tamer M. Khalaf, Mohamed Z. Ramadan, Adham E. Ragab, and Ahmed Badwelan. 2020. "Effect of Cycling on a Stationary Bike While Performing Assembly Tasks on Human Physiology and Performance Parameters" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 5: 1761. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17051761

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