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Dynamic Anthropometry - Delft University of Technology

Authors: Dr J.F.M Molenbroek
Published: 1st January 2010

Abstract

The objective of this research is to determine the impact of anthropometric boundary conditions on the actual actions of users in context such as their manipulations, their movements, and the postures they adopt in practice. Frequently problems with product usage are caused by a combination of the anthropometric boundary conditions and nonphysical human characteristics. An example is the phenomenon of Repetitive Strain Injury or Cumulative Trauma Disorder where workload and psychosocial stress are known causes. The outcome of this research will be a model of dynamic product usage for various user groups including for example the elderly. This leads to new design-relevant guidelines.

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