Selection of Dimensions for an Anthropometric Data Base. Volume 1. Rationale, Summary, and Conclusions
Final rept Sep 1984-Oct 1985
ANTHROPOLOGY RESEARCH PROJECT INC YELLOW SPRINGS OH
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A large number of body size variables were examined and rated for their usefulness in an anthropometric data base designed to serve present and future needs of the U.S. Army. These dimensions are assembled in groups representing various uses to which the Army might put these data, ranging from the design of clothing, personal protective equipment, and workspaces, to the development of link systems and human analogues. A total of 362 dimensions analyzed in this study were rated as marginal, useful or essential to one or more of these applications. Some 194 dimensions are suggested as candidates for measurement in a proposed new large-scale multipurpose survey of Army personnel. Sources for the study included 34 anthropometric surveys of U.S. and foreign military and civilian subjects, as well as questionnaire surveys and interviews with clothiers, modelers, design engineers, physical anthropologists, and others experienced in the application of anthropometric data to military design problems. Dimension lists from fourteen large-scale surveys were selected for detailed review. Descriptions and analyses of all the dimensions measured in those surveys appear in Volume II of this report. Keywords Anthropometry.
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