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Research on Ergonomics Design of the Height and Operation Force for Furniture Lockset

  • Huimin Hu
  • Yahui Bai
  • Yinxia LiEmail author
  • Haimei Wu
  • Ling Luo
  • Rui Wang
  • Pu Hong
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10917)

Abstract

This study investigated the comfortable lockset height and the suitable force to open it. The experiment was designed and carried out with 14 participants. The data were measured by varied experimental tools. The factors that influence the comfort of lockset height such as the angle and body dimensions were analyzed. The results showed that the preferred/comfortable lockset height was below shoulder in 60 cm. The differences between male and female on comfortable force and maximum force were found. The capacity difference between male and male were significant, but the perception in comfort was almost unanimous. According to Chinese anthropometry data and ergonomics knowledge, the comfortable lockset height and the comfortable opening force were recommended.

Keywords

Lockset Height Force Torques Anthropometry Ergonomics 

Notes

Acknowledgement

This research is supported by 2017 National Quality Infrastructure (2017NQI) project study on the key technology and standard for human-centred design and product user experience (2017YFF0206603) and China National Institute of Standardization through the “special funds for the basic R&D undertakings by welfare research institutions” (522017Y-5278, 522016Y-4679, and 522015Y-3992).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Huimin Hu
    • 1
  • Yahui Bai
    • 2
  • Yinxia Li
    • 2
    Email author
  • Haimei Wu
    • 1
  • Ling Luo
    • 1
  • Rui Wang
    • 1
  • Pu Hong
    • 2
  1. 1.Ergonomics Laboratory ChinaNational Institute of StandardizationBeijingChina
  2. 2.School of Mechanical EngineeringZhengzhou UniversityZhengzhouChina

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