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Document ID (ISN)60830
CIS number 93-1738
ISBN(s) 3-89429-202-4
Year 1992
Convention or series no. Fb 655
Author(s) Pellmann P., Thümler P.
Title Ergonomic design of knee pads
Original title Ergonomische Gestaltung von Knieschützern [in German]
Bibliographic information 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.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) knee pads; leg protection
Descriptors (secondary) report; kneeling posture; work posture; ergonomics; anthropometry; mining industry; optimization; horticulture; design of equipment; equipment testing; floor laying
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Foot and leg protection