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OLDER ADULTDATA:The Handbook of Measurements and Capabilities of the Older Adult - Data for Design Safety.

Author: Smith, S., Norris, B., Peebles, L.
Type: Book
Year: 2000


OLDER ADULTDATA is a collection of anthropometric, range of motion, strength and performance data on older adults (over 60 years of age for the majority of data), and represents the most comprehensive and up to date collection of ergonomics data for use in the design of products. The handbook contains 155 anthropometric measurements, 22 range of motion measurements, 30 strength measurements and 10 measurements of performance for a range of countries. It is intended for use in conjunction with existing safety standards.

Further Details

Pages: 62 p.
Publish Location: Nottingham
Publisher: University of Nottingham, Product Safety and Testing Group
Accession Number: 6.8.03
Notes: OLDER ADULTDATA has been produced by the Product Safety and Testing Group at the University of Nottingham and is published by the Consumer Safety Unit of the UK Department of Trade and Industry.
Keywords: Anthropometry, older, product, design, international
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