Determination of the significant anthropometry dimensions for user-friendly designs of domestic furniture and appliances - Experience from a study in Malaysia

Md Dawal, Siti Zawiah and Ismail, Z. and Yusuf, K. and Abdul-Rashid, S.H. and Shalahim, N.S.M. and Abdullah, N.S. and Kamil, N.S.M. (2015) Determination of the significant anthropometry dimensions for user-friendly designs of domestic furniture and appliances - Experience from a study in Malaysia. Measurement, 59. pp. 205-215. ISSN 0263-2241

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Abstract

Future design for the elderly is undoubtedly important for their survival to live independently in this challenging world. Therefore to realize the mentioned design, an anthropometric database for Malaysian elderly population need to be developed. A total of 107 participants took part in the study which involved 61 females and 46 males with ages ranging between 55 and 70 years. An earlier anthropometric database for Malaysian elderly population has been developed. Sixty body dimensions were measured in the study. It is hoped that from this study, the database can be used as a guideline in designing household facilities for the Malaysian elderly and elderly of other countries. The design of the household facilities should be influenced by sound ergonomics dimensions in order to create a safe and healthy environment for the elderly. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Au8py Times Cited:0 Cited References Count:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anthropometric, elderly, ergonomics, facilities design, household facilities, malaysian aged, home accidents, injuries, turkey,
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2015 03:13
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2019 01:21
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/13819

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