Human Factors Reach Comfort Determination Using Fuzzy Logic
TACOM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI
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Integration of electronic equipment into confined spaces can create issues with the comfortable movement of an individual that must occupy and work within that space. The areas of movement that may be affected include, but are not limited to ingress, egress, reach, or clearances within that confined space. Complicating the confined space is if the space must conform to a large segment of the physical population i.e. 5th percentile female through 95th percentile male. Fuzzy logic is used to define the range of comfort for the reach of a 5th percentile female and the range of comfort for the reach of a 95th percentile male. Utilizing the computer software, the high comfort zone shared by the 5th percentile female and 95th percentile male is identified, as are good comfort zones and low comfort zones. Defining these zones will create envelopes of good design practices which will account for the space required by the operator for basic physiological functions, in this case the individuals reach. The models are verified using hypothetical data and real data when possible. Data sources are provided. Computer simulation results of the proposed model are presented.
- Statistics and Probability
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems