Accession Number:

ADA036682

Title:

Effects of Encumbering Clothing, Personal-Protective Equipment and Restraints on Body Size and Arm-Reach Capability of USAF Aircrewmen,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WEBB ASSOCIATES INC YELLOW SPRINGS OHIO

Report Date:

1976-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Basic anthropometric dimensions provide engineers and designers with data on the range of body size variability that must be accommodated in the design and development of clothing, personal-protective equipment and workspaces. Designers of cockpits and similar workspaces must also be cognizant of the growth in body size associated with various configurations of clothing and personal-protective equipment and the effects of these assemblies on performance of the users. A study of a stratified sample of 32 USAF pilots wearing their operational assemblages of over-land and over-water flight gear and equipment was conducted. The study determined changes in critical workspace dimensions and arm and leg reach performance due to encumberments of the clothing and equipment. The results of the investigation indicated changes occurred both in body size and performance which are of significance to designers. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE