Accession Number:

AD0689808

Title:

THE ANGLE OF SHOULDER SLOPE IN NORMAL MALES AS A FACTOR IN SHOULDER- HARNESS DESIGN

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OKLAHOMA CITY OK CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

In order to establish criteria for more comfortable shoulder-harness design, this study was conducted to determine the angle of slope of the top of the shoulders where poorly fitting shoulder harness may produce discomfort and, occasionally, functional impairment through compression of the underlying soft tissues. The mean shoulder-slope angle measured from the vertical body axis of normal males based on this study of 55 Air Traffic Service trainees is 67.5 deg. with a standard deviation of 5.0 deg.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE