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  1. 1. Anthropometrics Loisa Sessman, Högskolan i Halmstad
  2. 2. AnthropometricsAnthropometrics- Anthropos = human- Metons = measurementAnthropometry observes human dimensions and proportions, bodypostures,reach, space for movement etc.Useful when designing workplaces and toolsUseful when designing furniture and clothesThe anthropometric data describes the human limitations and biomechanicalproblems Loisa Sessman, Högskolan i Halmstad
  3. 3. AnthropometricsDimensions are statistically and normal distributed across a population forthe majority of dimensions in the human body (mean value and standarddeviation).Body weight and muscle strength are not includedAnthropometric measurement – Standardization – Reliability – ValidityData – Pheasant & Haslegrave, 2005 – Self-collected data Loisa Sessman, Högskolan i Halmstad
  4. 4. AnthropometricsApply anthropometry – Designing for the largest individuals – Designing for the smallest individuals – Design for all – Designing for the average individual – Designing for disability and special populations.Percentile – A value that is used to specify a population regarding what to design – Example : 95th percentile includes 95 % of the population. Loisa Sessman, Högskolan i Halmstad
  5. 5. AnthropometricsExample of an anthropometric curve Loisa Sessman, Högskolan i Halmstad
  6. 6. Example of anthropometric curve - stature201816141210 Women Men 8 6 4 2 0 150-155 156-160 161-165 166-170 171-175 176-180 181-185 186-190 191-195 195-200 Loisa Sessman, Högskolan i Halmstad