WHITTENBURG VAUGHAN ASSOCIATES INC LANDOVER MD OCEANAUTICS DIV
The report describes the results of a research study directed toward expanding the available data base of mans ability to work underwater, by providing human factors data on mans requirements and capabilities as an undersea worker. The report is a basic human factors criteria guide for the design of diver-operated tools and work systems. Data included were developed and compiled through evaluation of operational diver work tasks, in-the-field observation of diving operations, and survey and review of existing human factors research data. The document is organized into five major sections Anthropometry and biomechanics body restraint and tethering systems underwater visibility controldisplay criteria and human engineering considerations for specific underwater tools. The Appendix contains detailed specifications for a selected number of frequently used power tools.