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Document ID (ISN)60837
CIS number 93-1740
ISBN(s) 3-89429-259-8
Year 1993
Convention or series no. Fb 670
Author(s) Erichsen K., Jürgens H.W.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz
Title Human body measures - Dynamic body measures
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, Am Alten Hafen 113-115, D-W-2850 Bremerhaven 1, Germany, 1993. 182p. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract Study of video recordings of the gestures of persons sitting or standing at simulated workstations showed the complex mechanisms that underlie dynamic anthropometric measurements. For example, reach distance does not depend only on the dimensions of the upper limb, but also on the dimensions of the trunk and the flexibility of many joints. Some 122 envelopes of movement are illustrated for the 5th percentile female and 95th percentile male (presumably European) body.
Descriptors (primary) anthropometry
Descriptors (secondary) report; body mechanics; reach distance; posture recording
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Anthropometry