Human Factors Evaluation of Body-Supported Aircrewman's Buttocks and Crotch Protective Units (Comparisons of Two Heights of Crotch Protector and Three Suspension Systems)
ARMY NATICK LABS MA PIONEERING RESEARCH LAB
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The research described was an evaluation of body-supported aircrewmens buttocks and crotch protective units in which two heights of crotch protector and three different suspension systems were compared with respect to fit, comfort, ease of use, estimated length of time the system could be used and the adequacy of several dimensions of the protective units. In general, both types of protective units and all three suspension systems were equally satisfactory. One type of suspension system and one height of crotch protector were significantly easier to use, however, while both crotch protectors were too wide. Subjects desired that the longer crotch protector be shortened and the shorter crotch protector be lengthened to approximately the same length. This desired change apparently was based on factors other than physical discomfort.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
- Protective Equipment