An ergonomic based postural control and balance body exercise design for young martial art trainees

Muhammad Tufail, Myungjin Kim, Sangjin Park, Yang Gyu Moon, Kwan Myung Kim

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Posture correction exercise on a toes-up inclined sloped surface usually causes fatigue and possible injuries among young martial art trainees. They often find their feet slipping or dropping on a 15–20° sloped angle that prevents their exercise practice. This study presents ergonomic assessments of a toes-up inclined platform by adding three ergonomic features and measures the exhaustion and discomfort during posture correction and balance body exercise practice. Twenty-three young trainees were asked to perform posture correction exercise with 15 steps martial art training program. The findings showed a significant effect of the proposed ergonomic features on the toes-up inclined sloped platform that could induce exercise practice and maintain comfortable exercise associated with stability, comfort, and easiness. Although the finding of muscle relaxation was insignificant and the mean score was higher at all experimental conditions, indicating muscle stretching or muscle activation. This study recommend the use of inclined sloped platform with curved shape and foot strip ergonomic features that can increase comfort and decrease fatigue and potential injuries caused by slipping or dropping during posture correction exercise.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design - Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, 2018
EditorsCliff Sungsoo Shin, WonJoon Chung
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783319946009
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventAHFE International Conference on Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, 2018 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 21 Jul 201825 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


ConferenceAHFE International Conference on Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Ergonomic assessment
  • Inclined sloped surface
  • Posture correction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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