Body Size Changes of Royal Australian Air Force Aircrew: 1971 - 2005
DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION VICTORIA (AUSTRALIA) AIR OPERATIONS DIV
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The aim of this study was to quantify the secular changes in body dimensions of Royal Australian Air Force RAAF aircrew between 1971 and 2005. Small secular increases were observed for most body dimensions, including height, mass and body mass indices, although a small decline was observed for head girth. These secular changes except for head girth were not independent of changes in overall body size. In addition, secular changes were not always uniform across the distribution. Secular increases in body dimensions of RAAF aircrew have implications for health, clothing design and sizing, and human-equipment fit.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems