Accession Number:

AD0608269

Title:

RESEARCH CAPABILITY OF THE USAF POPULATION. PHASE I. THE OUTER BOUNDARIES OF GRASPING REACH ENVELOPES FOR THE SHIRT-SLEEVED, SEATED OPERATOR

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Jan 1960,30 Jan 1962

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB

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Report Date:

1964-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

The outer boundaries of the Minimum, 5th-, 50th-, and 95th-percentile grasping-reach envelopes of seated, shirts-sleeved operators are described. The two most important are the Minimum and 5th-percentile envelopes. These envelopes have been calculated to permit 99 percent or 95 percent of the Air Force population, respectively, to reach any point at their boundaries. The report contains a critical resume of previous investigations of arm reach, and a description of the AMRL Grasping-Reach Measuring Device. The data-gathering and statistical procedures are included, and applications of the reach envelopes are discussed. Horizontal contours representing the outer boundary of the Minimum, 5th-, 50th-, and 95th-percentile grasping-reach envelopes are presented for each 5-inch level beginning at 5 inches below SRP Seat Reference Point and extending to 50 inches above SRP. The Minimum envelop extends from 2.5 inches below SRP to 48 inches above the 5th-percentile envelope from 4 inches below SRP to 48.75 inches above. Horizontal distances from SRP to the boundary of each envelope are given at 15 degree intervals.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE