VALIDATION OF SITTING, TORSO-RESTRAINED FEMALE REACH ENVELOPES PREDICTED BY THE CREWSTATION ASSESSMENT OF REACH (CAR) MODEL (paper presented at the XIth International Congress of Biomechanics, 1987)

Authors
  1. Pierrynowski, M.R.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN);Toronto Univ, Toronto ONT (CAN) School of Physical and Health Education
Abstract
The ability of operators to reach controls is of importance in the safe operation of man-machine systems. In this study a comparison between the reach envelopes predicted by the Crewstation Assessment of Reach (CAR) model to those experimentally collected was performed. To perform the validation thirteen female subjects (1-97th height percentile) were selected to compare their reach envelopes to CAR. They were seated in a Boeing transport aircraft seat equipped with a 5-point lap and shoulder harness (locked). Subjects grasped in their right hand a small metal prism, upon which 16 IREDs were mounted, and performed eighteen 20s reach trials in the attempt to "paint" their maximal reach envelope in all directions around their body.
Report Number
DCIEM-CR-8024 — Contract Report
Date of publication
15 Mar 1987
Number of Pages
12
DSTKIM No
87-02074
CANDIS No
50891
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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