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Unformatted text preview: Introduction Anthropometry is the measurement of the individual human. The purpose of anthropometry is to have a better understanding of human physical variation. Anthropometry is widely use when it comes to design optimize products. This report is concerned with the measurements of the proportions, sizes, and weight of the human body. Measurements of the following body segments included: • Ankle to knee distance • Elbow to wrist length • Wrist to end of middle finger length • Shoulder to top of head length • Breadth of index finger • Height • Weight Purpose The purpose of this lab is to understand human measurements and understand the different variations in human size. This might assist us in providing a safer work environment, a more comfortable work environment and a healthier work environment. Methods This lab required the usage of a tape measure; to measure the different body segments of each group member, and several math equations that helped in obtaining the results in which these measurements were used to determine how would they be appropriate to function in a work place. Analysis Part A Gende r Ag e Ankle to Knee (in) Elbow to Wrist (in) Wrist to End of Middle Finger (in) Shoulder to top of Head (in) Breadth of Index Finger (in) Height (in) Weight (lbs) M 23 17 11 8.5 11.5 2.75 71 225 M 25 17.50 11 8 13.88 3.25 70.75 208 F 25 14.6 9 6.25 11.75 .63 61 163 F 21 15.13 9.50 7.80 11 2.38 63 127 Table : Group Data Physical anthropometrics refers to the measurement of the individual human for the purposes of understanding human physical variation. Understanding the gender of an individual allows for certain physical measurement tables to be used specific to gender. If you were making dress slacks for a specific gender this would be of great value. Age would help you design items that would be needed and wanted for that age. Designing a walker for a 25 year old would look much different than one for a 65-year old. The grip strength in a 25 year old is higher than that of a 65 year old, so the bar that they hold on to would be different out of necessity. The other measurements in the table are getting you the physical range and variants of your selected group. Part B STATS Ankle to Knee (Female) Ankle to Knee (Male) Elbow to Wrist (Female) Elbow to Wrist (Male) Wrist to Middle Fingertip (Female) Wrist to Middle Fingertip (Male) Shoulder to Top of Head (Female) Shoul Top of (Ma Mean 17.00 17.32 10.63 10.62 6.86 7.25 12.0612....
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2012 for the course EIN 4243C taught by Professor Andrzejczak during the Spring '12 term at University of Central Florida.
- Spring '12