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Appl Ergon. 1999 Oct;30(5):385-90.

Structural anthropometric measurements for wheelchair mobile adults.

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Department of Industrial Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.


Structural anthropometric measurements for males and females were determined for the wheelchair mobile adults. A photogrammetry methodology was used to obtain the measurements. The various subject demographics including age, level or type of dysfunction as well as the specified anthropometric dimensions of the wheelchair mobile subjects were identified. The data would be useful for the design of industrial workstations for wheelchair mobile adults. Present workstation design principles based on seated able-bodied anthropometric measurements would not be suitable for this population.

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