Seating for Task Performance Seating has almost always been thought of as “sitting” and “sitting” in a particular, optimal position. Developing seating systems for any individual, in the past, has been thought to be a plan for optimal support for a seated posture. However, seating for task performance is very different. Seating for ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 2007
Seating for Task Performance
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  • Karen M. Kangas
    Shamokin, PA
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Article   |   December 01, 2007
Seating for Task Performance
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, December 2007, Vol. 16, 14-17. doi:10.1044/aac16.4.14
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, December 2007, Vol. 16, 14-17. doi:10.1044/aac16.4.14
Seating has almost always been thought of as “sitting” and “sitting” in a particular, optimal position. Developing seating systems for any individual, in the past, has been thought to be a plan for optimal support for a seated posture. However, seating for task performance is very different. Seating for task performance is a range of mobility needed by the body while in a generally stable range of seated postures. Seating for task performance is not a single position, but rather an active repertoire and range of seated postures that the body requires in order to allow the mind to think, the eyes to read, and the arms to work. However, this range does have some specfic boundaries and characteristics.
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