Development of physical discomfort of airline pilots during prolonged sitting

P. Vink, S. Anjani, M.P. Netten, H. de Ree, A de Haan, Y. Song

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Discomfort was recorded by 26 airline pilots during flight. Thirteen reported their discomfort during a long haul flight and 13 completed the questionnaires during short haul flights. Discomfort values increased with time to high values, but with a modest decrease towards the end of the flight. Most discomfort was reported in the low back area. For the short haul flights upper back values were high and for long haul flights the buttock showed high values.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComfort Congress 2021
EditorsNeil Mansfield
Place of PublicationNottingham, UK
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event3rd International Comfort Congress 2021 - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Sept 20213 Sept 2021


Conference3rd International Comfort Congress 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Discomfort
  • Prolonged sitting
  • Airline Pilots


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