Accession Number : ADA215173


Title :   Anthropometry of a Fit Test Sample used in Evaluating the Current and Improved MCU-2/P Masks


Descriptive Note : Summary rept. Aug 1987-Mar 1989


Corporate Author : ANTHROPOLOGY RESEARCH PROJECT INC YELLOW SPRINGS OH


Personal Author(s) : Case, Henry ; Erving, Cav ; Robinette, Kathleen M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a215173.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 39


Abstract : Forty-two head and face dimensions were measured on a fit-test sample of 104 subjects employed to evaluate current and improved models of the Air Force MCU-2/P full-face protective mask. The object of the study was to determine whether the sample was anthropometrically representative of the larger Air Force population. Fitting criteria currently in use were also evaluated. Results of the study indicated that head and face dimensions of the male test sample reflected the distribution among male Air Force personnel. Though selected with similar care, the female sample was, on the whole, somewhat larger than the Air Force females. Quantitative fit testing showed that both masks could be successfully fitted to all but one subject. However, marked differences in measurement results by two teams of measures call into question the choice of sizing categories, mask issue criteria, and tariffing. Further investigation is recommended. Keywords: Human factors engineering; Anthropometry; Full-face masks; Protective masks; Fit tests; Personal protective equipment.


Descriptors :   *ANTHROPOMETRY , *PROTECTIVE MASKS , *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , POPULATION , FITTINGS , PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT , PERSONNEL , MALES , FEMALES , AIR FORCE , MEASUREMENT , TEST AND EVALUATION , AIR FORCE PERSONNEL


Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Protective Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE