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Document ID (ISN)60560
CIS number 93-1389
ISSN - Serial title 0014-0139 - Ergonomics
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Marras W.S., Kim J.Y.
Title Anthropometry of industrial populations
Bibliographic information Apr. 1993, Vol.36, No.4, p.371-378. 8 ref.
Abstract Industrial anthropometric data were collected from workers (384 males and 124 females) in various manufacturing industries in the mid-western United States. Eleven length dimensions (including spine length and standing elbow rest height), weight and age were assessed at the worksites. Descriptions and statistical analyses of the data are summarised and compared to other civilian and military anthropometric data. Significant differences between these populations exist in abdominal dimensions and weight; these differences were observed to vary with age. The data may be used in the design of industrial workplaces and equipment or with biomechanical models.
Descriptors (primary) manufacturing industries; anthropometry; USA
Descriptors (secondary) age-linked differences; comparative study; statistical evaluation; sex-linked differences
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Anthropometry