A review of the methodology and applications of anthropometry in ergonomics and product design

Ergonomics
Iman DianatHéctor Ignacio Castellucci

Abstract

Anthropometry is a key element of ergonomic studies for addressing the problem of fitting the tasks/products to user characteristics, but there is a gap between anthropometric data and their application for designing ergonomic products and environments. This research was conducted to review the literature on the methodology and applications of anthropometry for the ergonomic design of products and environments, and to identify where further research is needed to improve its application and evaluation protocols. One hundred and sixteen papers meeting the inclusion criteria were reviewed. Although a number of anthropometric investigations have been conducted to improve the design of products/environments for different users, further research seems to be necessary, particularly for special groups, such as children, the elderly and people with disabilities. Different anthropometric measurement methods/techniques and fitting criteria are discussed regarding their applicability for various design applications. This review also highlights methodological issues (sampling considerations and prototype evaluation and testing) that should be considered in future research to ensure a user-centred approach of the design process. Practitioner...Continue Reading

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May 22, 2019·International Journal of Molecular Sciences·Zongwen LiFei Xing
Sep 29, 2020·Work : a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation·Rafiu King RajiHaijin Liu
Nov 30, 2018·International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics : JOSE·Samira BahrampourAhmad Bazazan
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May 20, 2021·Ergonomics·Christopher J ParkerMaryam Ahmed

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