Accession Number:

ADA548497

Title:

Measurer's Handbook: US Army and Marine Corps Anthropometric Surveys, 2010-2011

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 2009-Aug 2010

Corporate Author:

ARMY NATICK SOLDIER RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER MA

Report Date:

2011-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

263.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this manual is to describe and explain the tools and procedures required for the precise and accurate measurement of U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps men and women. The handbook was prepared by Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, with funding from both the Army and the Marine Corps. It contains instructions for the measurement of 94 traditional measures of the body, and for obtaining three-dimensional scan images of the whole body, headface, and foot. Also included in this generously illustrated measurers guide are instructions for locating and drawing the landmarks required to define and standardize the dimensions, suggestions for handling subjects, and a guide to the operations and care of the personal computers and other equipment hardwaresoftware to be used to collect, record, and edit the data in the field. The measurements obtained in this anthropometric survey will form the basis for ensuring that Army and Marine Corps clothing, equipment, vehicle workstations, and systems properly accommodate Army and Marine Corps personnel who run the body-size gamut from small women to large men.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE