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A Preliminary Anthropometry Standard for Australian Army Equipment Evaluation

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Anthropometry is the measurement and comparison of different body shapes and sizes in the general population. This standard presents anthropometric data representative of Australian Defence Force ADF Army, specifies the summary values for 84 anthropometric dimensions, provides a set of boundary manikins and provides guidance on how the data presented can be used to perform anthropometric assessments to assess fit, clearance, reach, vision andor posture of a human operator in a system using a risk based approach. The procedures and data provided within this standard are intended to be used to evaluate soldier systems for use by the Australian Army in terms of user fit, clearance, reach, vision and posture. Soldier systems that this is applicable to include land vehicles and body worn equipment. In addition to providing a method for producing verification evidence for completed system designs, it is intended that the data and procedures given in this standard can be used early in the design process to de-risk the design process as a built system is not a requirement of the processes described in this standard. It must be noted that the data provided in this report is representative of the 2012 ADF Army population. The impact of secular growth changes are not addressed in this standard and, should secular growth be identified as of importance, appropriate modifications should be made to he data contained in this standard. This report supports Defence outcomes by providing an up to date anthropometric dataset that is representative of Australian Army personnel. This will allow assessments to be made of the performance of existing and new soldier systems in terms of fit, clearance, reach, vision and posture.

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  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

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