Anthropometric measurements among four Asian countries in designing sitting and standing workstations

Abd Rahman, Nurul Izzah and Md Dawal, Siti Zawiah and Yusoff, Nukman and Mohd Kamil, Nabilla Sofia (2018) Anthropometric measurements among four Asian countries in designing sitting and standing workstations. Sadhana, 43 (1). p. 10. ISSN 0256-2499, DOI

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An anthropometric database for sitting and standing dimensions for Malaysian operators was developed based on the measurements from 146 male and 168 female participants (18–45 years old). The anthropometric data were subsequently compared to those from three selected Asian countries, focussing on the sitting and standing posture dimensions. Thirty-six anthropometric dimensions were selected for comparison based on common availability among the four countries. The results indicated that the Indonesians were the tallest (male: 172 cm, female: 159 cm) among the four countries, whereas the Filipinos were the shortest for both male and female (male: 167 cm, female: 153.9 cm). Filipinos and Malaysian data were almost similar and appear to have the smallest values for eye height (male: 155 cm, female: 143 cm) and elbow height (male: 104 cm, female: 96 cm). The knowledge of variations in the population is useful in designing sound workstations and facilities for the betterment of the industrial environment.

Item Type: Article
Funders: University of Malaya under the Equitable Society Research Cluster (ESRC) research Grant RP027A-15SBS, Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP) Grant No. PG1162016A
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anthropometric; Asian; design; sitting; standing; workstation
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2019 09:10
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2019 09:10

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