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Naeini H, Amiri M, Nilfroshan M, Khoram M. Designing a portable static anthropometry device. ioh. 2008; 5 (1 and 2) :6-14
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-113-en.html
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  Background and aims

  Ergonomics is a multidisciplinary science dealing with fitting the tools and environments to human. One of the propounded subjects in ergonomics is anthropometry, which measures the human body dimensions in order to have the appropriate dimensions between the equipments and the users.. Using anthropometric measurements, valuable data will be achieved which eventually leads to national and regional standards. The main objective of this study is designing anthropometric tools for static anthropometry measurements.

  Methods

  Available samples were assessed based on interview with experts in different disciplines and also literature review in on-line databases. Following the assessment of local and exported samples, and according to the analysis of social, environmental, market, practical, static, structure, assembling and material, systematic, standard and packing aspects, the characteristics of an anthropometry device were determined.

  Results

  Examining the pros and cons of available local samples in several academic centres, this was revealed that anthropometry portable devices should be produced in larger amounts so as to reach the goals.

  Conclusion

  In this study, a portable anthropometry device was designed for mass production according to anthropometric characteristics of Iranians. This device, due to the design, unique specifications, easy to use, lightness, few pieces used, and suitable costs, could be used in different

  places.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Process Safety
Received: 2009/06/16

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