Human Factors Plan – Clothed Anthropometry

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Authors
  1. Mangan, B.
  2. Morton, A.
  3. Angel, H.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Toronto Research Centre , Toronto ON (CAN);Humansystems Inc, Guelph ONT (CAN)
Abstract
A need exists for the Canadian Forces (CF) to assess the compatibility and performance of operators while wearing personal protective equipment. Reductions in range of motion and increases in bulk are particularly problematic when examining the compatibility of soldiers and vehicle systems. Ingress and egress through hatches is a particular concern especially when undertaken in emergency situations. The fielding of ballistic protective systems and extreme environmental clothing systems has exasperated an already tight fit. A number of human modeling programs are available to support the human factor analysis of workspaces and humans of different sizes e.g. Santos, Safework™, RAMSIS, Ergoman, Jack, HumanCAD®. Mannequin Pro™, etc. These models use collision algorithms to identify clashes between the human and the rigid model. A number of the human models can be imported into engineering modelling systems so that equipment can be simulated.
Keywords
ergonomics;anthropometry;equipped anthropometry
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2015-C246 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Mar 2012
Number of Pages
22
DSTKIM No
CA041873
CANDIS No
802989
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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