Directory of Databases Part I - Whole Body Anthropometry Surveys
|Publication Date:||1 November 2018|
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) lists whole body anthropometric surveys and provides current sources for the survey raw data and summary statistics.
The purpose of this directory is to provide a single source for accessing anthropometric survey data for human modelers, human factors specialists, and others interested in anthropometric data. It is not meant to provide detailed data on each survey, but to provide readers with enough information to allow them to make a decision about which surveys are of possible application to their work. The reader can then obtain further information and actual data from the listed points of contact.
Criteria for Inclusion:
The number of anthropometric surveys that have been conducted is extensive. These surveys have included whole body anthropometric measurements of various adult and child populations, detailed measurements of hands and feet, mass property measurements, strength measurements, and work space measurements. To make this directory possible, up-to-date, and applicable to aerospace human modeling, only anthropometric dimension and body geometry surveys are included. Also, only those surveys on which the subcommittee was able to obtain information as of 1 December 1995 are included in this document. Future parts of this document may address other types of surveys, such as mass and strength properties. Surveys selected for inclusion were judged by the subcommittee to be of a size large enough to be useful. Smaller surveys were included when they covered a population not addressed in a more comprehensive study. When judged to contain valuable dimensional data, some mass property surveys were also included.
Procedure Used to Collect Survey Information:
Initially, the entire SAE Human Modeling Technology and Standards Committee was polled for surveys of which they were aware. Then the Human Model Definitions Subcommittee researched references and contacted researchers to obtain the specific information needed for each survey.
While every effort was made to ensure the accuracy of the information on each survey, SAE and the authors can not guarantee the material. Also, inclusion of a survey in this document does not indicate support or advocacy of the survey or its data by SAE or the authors.
The information in this directory is constantly changing. Therefore, the Human Model Definitions Subcommittee plans to publish regular updates. Any changes or additions to the directory can be sent to:
Technical Standards Division
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Warrendale PA 15096-0001