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Document ID (ISN)73306
CIS number 99-1363
ISSN - Serial title 0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wang E.M., Wang M.J., Yeh W.Y., Shih Y.C., Lin Y.C.
Title Development of anthropometric work environment for Taiwanese workers
Bibliographic information Jan. 1999, Vol.23, No.1-2, p.3-8. Illus. 5 ref.
Abstract First-stage extended results of an anthropometry survey project in Taiwan are presented. The purpose of the project was to construct a static and dynamic anthropometric database for local workers, for use by engineers involved in designing work-related facilities. Based on the worker population structure in Taiwan's main industries, 1,200 subjects were measured. The database consists of data for 266 static-body dimensions and 42 dynamic ranges of motion. The statistical data are presented in a conventional paper hardcopy handbook and a computerized on-line searching system. It is expected that the data can be used by engineers to create ergonomically designed equipment, devices, and work environment for local workers, thereby ensuring a safe work environment. Based on such data, the primary dimensions for work environment design applications are also proposed. Topics: anthropometry; body mechanics; computerized data bases; ergonomic evaluation; ergonomics; sex-linked differences; Taiwan (China); workplace design.
Descriptors (primary) Taiwan (China); computerized data bases; anthropometry; ergonomics
Descriptors (secondary) workplace design; body mechanics; sex-linked differences; ergonomic evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceTaiwan (China)
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Anthropometry