Ever hear of Anthropometrics? Anthro = Human: Metrics = Measure. The latest article from the Ergonomics site at BellaOnline.com deals with how ergonomists and manufacturers use some of the Anthropometrics in planning and in doing tool and work setting evaluations.
Anthropometrics and Ergonomic Evals
Anthropometry is how the ergonomist takes the measure of a man – or woman. It is the way that limbs and joints are measured so that a consistent picture of the population is developed. Ergonomists use these measurement in designing or choosing equipment, in designing controls, and in selecting tools
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