A Survey of Ergonomic Models of Anthropometry, Human Biomechanics, and Operator-Equipment Interfaces

  • Karl H. E. Kroemer

Abstract

The Committee on Human Factors of the National Academy of Sciences convened a two-day workshop in June of 1985 to assess the feasibility of developing an integrated ergonomic model of the “human at work.” The specific objectives of the Workshop were to: (1) assess the usefulness of current anthropometric, biomechanical, and interface models; (2) identify critical points of compatibility and disparity among such models; (3) review the feasibility of using these existing models for the development of an integrated ergonomic model; and, if feasible, (4) recommend research approaches to the development of an integrated ergonomic model. Fifteen experts in anthropometry, biomechanics, bioengineering, work physiology, human factors engineering, psychomotor performance, computer modeling, and system design and operation participated in the Workshop. The Workshop was co-chaired by Stoover H. Snook and the author. The following text relies extensively on the Proceedings of this Workshop (Kroemer, Snook, Meadows, and Deutsch, 1988).

Keywords

Body Model Interface Model Anthropometric Data Biomechanical Model Human Body Model 
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Reference

  1. Kroemer, K. H. E., Snook, S. H., Meadows, S. K., and Deutsch, S. (Eds.) 1988, Ergonomic Models of Anthropometry, Human Biomechanics, and Operator-Equipment Interfaces. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl H. E. Kroemer
    • 1
  1. 1.Human Factors Engineering Center, IEOR DepartmentVirginia Tech (VPI)BlacksburgUSA

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