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ANTHROPOMETRIC AND HANDLE DESIGN

 

V. Ryan 2014

 

 

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The storage unit seen below, is for storing equipment and other items, used when ‘playing’ computer games. You are to design ONE of a pair of ergonomically shaped ‘foam’ handles, that will slide onto the steel tube handles during manufacture. They will make lifting and moving the storage unit more comfortable.
A simple plain foam handle has been sketched . The sketch shows the overall position and size of the ‘ergonomic’ handle, you are to design.
 
 
 
 
1. In the space below, develop a design for the ergonomic handle. Do not sketch the entire storage unit - only the steel tube and your handle design.

Add dimensions / measurements
Add notes to explain your design, specifically referring to the use of anthropometric data, seen opposite.
 
 
 
 
2. What is meant by the term anthropometric data?
 
The study of the human body and its movement, often involving research into measurements relating to people. It also involves collecting statistics or measurements relevant to the human body, called Anthropometric Data. I have used the measurements of the hand.
 
3. What is meant by the term ergonomics?
 
The study of people and their relationship with the environment around them. Measurements (anthropometric data), are applied to designs / products, to make them more comfortable / easier to use. I have used the anthropometric data (measurements) of the hand to design a comfortable shape for the handle.
 
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