Anthropometry of Korean female industrial workers

Ergonomics
J E FernandezC H Kim

Abstract

This paper presents the results of an anthropometric survey conducted on Korean female workers in the garment industry. The data was collected as part of a project to modify work stations that utilized equipment from other countries. A set of 23 body dimensions were taken from a sample of 101 workers (aged 18-28 years). The anthropometric measurements are presented and compared with those of the Western and Japanese female. The results indicate that the body dimensions of the Korean female are different from those of both the Western and the Japanese female. The ratio of sitting height to standing height for the Korean female is closer to that of the Western female than it is the Japanese female.

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Dec 1, 1979·Applied Ergonomics·J Redgrove

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Aug 5, 2009·Journal of Physiological Anthropology·Gerd KüchmeisterDieter Leyk

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