Comprehensive Ergonomics Tools and Techniques (CETTs) – Preliminary Requirements Validation for a Web-based 2-D Anthropometric Tool


  1. Nakaza, E.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Toronto Research Centre , Toronto ON (CAN);Humansystems Inc, Guelph ONT (CAN)
To effectively exploit the data that is being collected for the 2012 anthropometric survey of the Canadian Forces (CF), Department of National Defence stakeholders identified a requirement for a web-based tool that would allow all stakeholders involved in capability development to accurately, independently, and correctly apply CF anthropometric data. A trade study was initially conducted on the current state of the art in applied anthropometric tools. Potential content for a web-based applied anthropometry tool was prototyped using Microsoft PowerPoint and packaged into a storyboard presentation based on two case studies. Using this storyboard, two focus groups were held with DND Stakeholders to discuss roles and responsibilities, past and current projects, and related stakeholder needs, requirements, and functionality that need to be reflected in a web-based tool. Finally, the user interface for a web-based tool was briefly examined. Results from the focus group discussion showed that the concept of an easy-to-use web-based anthropometric tool is desired. The main recommendation was that the project should flesh out several comprehensive and representative case studies, based on past/current DND projects, from developing the Statement of Requirements (SOR), generating and specifying requirements, to evaluating bids, verifying and validating design changes and conducting statistical studies.
ergonomics tools and techniques;anthropometry;engineering anthropometry
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2015-C287 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Mar 2012
Number of Pages
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