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Ergonomic Data for the Design of Body Support

  • Heinz Schmidtke
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 25)

Abstract

In the preceding papers on console design it has been shown that optimal conditions for the operator depend upon certain dimensions of the consoles and on seat characteristics. Only by taking into consideration both aspects, i.e. shape and dimensions of consoles, work tables, etc., and shape dimensions of body support for the seated operator, will it be possible to optimize the whole work system. It is furthermore necessary, under certain circumstances, to guard against vibration and acceleration forces which are likely to be transmitted from the environment or the technical system through the body support used by an operator.

Keywords

Front Edge Female Operator Automobile Seat Seat Height Acceleration Force 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Heinz Schmidtke
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  1. 1.Institut für ErgonomieTechnische Universität MünchenMünchenGermany

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