Browse Publications Technical Papers 1999-01-1915
1999-05-18

Dependence of Human Motion on Human Form and Shape at Console Workplaces 1999-01-1915

Data of human body form and shape (static anthropometry) and human motion (dynamic anthropometry) of future operators are important ergonomic factors for workplace design. Although a large amount of static anthropometric data has been collected from different groups by several investigators, relating motion data of the same subjects were not collected.
For this reason human form, shape and motion data were collected from 50 subjects performing tasks at two seated console workplaces. In this way new knowledge about movement strategies and the dependence of human motion on human form and shape was obtained. The goal was to make possible the prediction of individual movement behavior based on individual body form and shape while performing specific manual tasks at console workplaces.
Knowledge about human body form, shape and motion, and their correlation as well as human movement strategies for the performance of specific manual tasks at two different console workplaces were gained by experimental tests. The results concerning motion and special human movement strategies may lead to an ergonomically better design such as the presented improved console workplace and may be applied to other workplace designs involving physical-functional aspects.

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