Paths of Movement for Selected Body Segments During Typical Pilot Tasks
TEXAS TECH UNIV LUBBOCK DEPT OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
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The report describes the geometry of paths of motion for body segments when the hand travels between selected control locations within an aircraft cockpit. The controls selected for this study were the stick, the throttle, the overhead, the panel, the side-arm and the hatch. The control locations start and end points of the hand travel were selected to represent both conventional and high acceleration type aircraft cockpits. In addition three different seat back rest angles 13, 30 and 65 degrees were employed to represent the conventional and high acceleration seat configurations. To adequately describe the movements of all body segments, the following landmarks on the body were studied using photogrammetric techniques Nasion, Cervicale, Suprasternale, Acromion, Shoulder joint center, Elbow joint center, Wrist center, Grip center and Greater Trochanter.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems