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The Fowler’s position is a semi-upright medical position where the patient sits with their upper body raised at an angle between 45°-60° in relation to the lower body. The patient’s knees may be straight, bent, or elevated as needed. Named after George Ryerson Fowler, the Fowler’s position is most often used to promote respiration and oxygenation through the expansion of the chest. Fowler’s position can also be used to alleviate abdominal tension, for improved drainage, and for improved comfort while eating.
Collection of scaled drawings of men sitting as viewed from the front elevation. Illustrating various common casual postures and poses, these drawings of men can be used for adding human scale to various drawings of seats, chairs, benches, and surfaces. Drawings are split into two categories for high seats at 18” | 46 cm and low seats at 15” | 38 cm.
Criss-cross Applesauce, a nursery rhyme phrase referring to sitting cross-legged on the floor, is a popular sitting style used in school environments when gathering students in groups for exercises and reading. Replacing the long-used and politically incorrect ‘Indian Style’ phrase in educational settings, Criss-cross Applesauce is a familiar and common posture that helps students gather and focus students for learning. Kids should not sit in Criss-cross Applesauce position for too long or they may have pains or develop poor posture.
The High Fowler’s position is an upright medical position where the patient sits elevated with head and upper body raised at an angle between 60°-90° in relation to the lower body. The knees of the patient may be bent or straight depending on comfort and need. The High Fowler’s position is commonly used for feeding the patient, improved breathing, for radiology, grooming, and other circumstances that require an upright posture.
Assorted drawings of businessmen in various sitting postures represented in side elevation view. Representing common office postures and poses that include reclining, resting, thinking, typing, and listening, these drawings of men sitting can be used for adding human scale to office and business drawings. All drawings are set at standard office chair seat heights between 16”-18” | 41-46 cm.
Seat Height (Office Chair): 16”-18” | 41-46 cm
Style: Business Formal
Office | Business People Sitting (Male) side elevation (detail), side (silhouette)
Assorted drawings of women in various sitting postures represented in plan/top view. Representing activities and poses that include casual sitting, reading, working, and relaxing, these drawings of women sitting can be used for adding human scale to drawings. Female shoulders have an average width of 14” | 35 cm.