Study on Operating Clearance Measurement of Some Connectors by Using Motion Capture

  • Hao Du
  • Li Wang
  • Li DingEmail author
  • Yulin Xu
  • Changhua Jiang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9187)


In the industrial fields, many connectors and p lugs need to assemble or disassemble, but some designs make it difficult for workers to complete the operation or even impossible to finish. This problem is caused by the designer who didn’t considered the people used connectors for operation need a certain amount of clearance. This paper mainly introduces the method of using motion capture to measure the 2D working clearance of human hand while the process of installing and removing the connectors. The study figure out the characteristic parameters of operating space for 13 connectors, several layouts is obtained, and verified motion capture tests can be used to research the usability of equipment. Researchers find the test results tend to be loose, so the test needed to verify or make the clearance area more rigorous. This paper provide reference for the future study of the connector panel design.


Connector Operating clearance Motion capture Layout Operating panel 



This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, grant No. 51175021, the National Science and Technology Support Program of China, Grant No. 2014BAK01B05, and the National Basic Research Program of China No. 2011CB711000


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hao Du
    • 1
  • Li Wang
    • 2
  • Li Ding
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yulin Xu
    • 2
  • Changhua Jiang
    • 2
  1. 1.Biological and Medical Engineering School of Beihang UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.China Astronaut Res and Training Ctr. National Key Lab of Human Factors EngineeringBeijingChina

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