A PORTABLE TEST BATTERY FOR COMPARATIVELY EVALUATING OPERATOR PERFORMANCE IN FULL-PRESSURE SUIT ASSEMBLIES
Final rept. Jun 1967-Mar 1968
APPLIED PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES INC WAYNE PA SCIENCE CENTER
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Recommendations for a portable battery of tests to assess human mobility in full-pressure suits are presented. The literature was reviewed to determine the types of instruments and tests employed by prior investigators. Task analyses were performed on three advanced vehicles to determine the body member-movement families most frequently involved. A set of tests and measurements is suggested for those member-movement families found to be most frequently involved in advanced flight. Necessary future steps for realizing the portable battery are suggested. The test battery recommended includes the Purdue Peg Board for finger dexterity, a specially designed apparatus for the strength of various body movements, a single dimension tracking task for various coordination tests, a Leighton Flexometer, and direct measurement devices for range of movement and static anthropology measurements.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
- Protective Equipment