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ANTHROPOMETRICS AND ERGONOMICS
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What is ANTHROPOMETRICS ?
The study of the human body and its movement.
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.
What is ERGONOMICS ?
The study of people and their relationship with the environment around them.
When anthropometric data (measurements / statistics) is applied to a product, e.g. measurements of the hand are used to design the shape and size of a handle, this is ergonomics.
TO AN HAIR DRYER
Anthropometric data (measurements) are used to determine the shape of handle and distance to be held from head. Designed for average size hand. The length of lead is determined from anthropometric data (length of average arms and average height of users). The hair dryer is now ergonomically designed.
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