|Document ID (ISN)||60830|
|Convention or series no.
||Pellmann P., Thümler P.
||Ergonomic design of knee pads
||Ergonomische Gestaltung von Knieschützern [in German]|
||Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, Am Alten Hafen 113-115, D-W-2850 Bremerhaven 1, Germany, 1992. 45p. Illus. 25 ref. Price: DEM 20.00.
||An assessment of all commercially available knee pads for work in a kneeling posture revealed that none fitted the shape of the knee nor offered adequate protection. A method of imaging knee anthropometry was developed and recommendations for the ergonomic design of knee pads were derived. A knee pad designed according to these recommendations is illustrated. Also shown is an ergonomically designed folding chair which allows for a distribution of the body weight other than on the knee only. Summaries in German, English and French.
||knee pads; leg protection
||report; kneeling posture; work posture; ergonomics; anthropometry; mining industry; optimization; horticulture; design of equipment; equipment testing; floor laying
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Foot and leg protection