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Title: Anthropometry differences between younger and older Singaporeans
Authors: Low, Jacqueline May Lin.
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Industrial engineering::Human factors engineering
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: Anthropometric studies play a major role in a wide variety of scientific and technical fields, such as in ergonomics, architecture, medical anthropology, industrial design and even in clothing design, where statistical data about the distribution of body dimensions in the human population are used to achieve effective design for high performance and productivity. Therefore, there is a pressing need for Singapore to establish its own anthropometric data so that public facilities for example, could be designed with maximum safety and comfort. A total of 50 males and 50 females with ages ranging from 15-64 years were randomly selected to participate in this study. Five age groups were identified, and the ethnic composition was controlled such as it reflects the ethnic composition of the Singapore resident population. A total of 17 structural anthropometric dimensions that are most commonly employed were chosen and recorded for this study. Comparisons were done between male and female Singaporeans, and younger and older Singaporeans. There were significant differences found in stature height, body weight, sitting height, vertical reach and other related dimensions. There were no significant changes in dimensions such as thigh clearance height. Different design strategies were also being discussed and different percentiles were established to aid designers in employing the relevant anthropometry data.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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