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Japanese Body Dimension Data for Ergonomic Design

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edited by National Institute of Bioscience and Human-Technology

Nippon Shuppan Service, 1996 (ISBN4-88922-093-3 C3040 P4635E). 4,635 yen

The Industrial Products Research Institute recorded more than 250 measurements on each of about 400 young adults and on 100 older adults aged 60 years and over. The traditional measuring techniques were used, and the statistics were published as a handbook.

Contents
Example of the data

List of measurement items and related diagrams

A. Head measurements: 53 (9 of them were calculated)

B. Height measurements (standing): 34 (3 of them were calculated)

C. Segment lengths of upper and lower limbs (standing): 18

D. Breadth measurements (standing): 19 (1 of them was measured only for female subjects)

E. Depth measurements of the trunk (standing): 11

F. Circumferences (standing): 33

G. Surface distances (standing): 12 (2 of them were measured only for female subjects)

H. Skinfold thickness measurements: 4

I. Height measurements (sitting): 15

J. Breadth and depth measurements (sitting): 12

K. Circumferences (sitting): 4

L. Hand measurements: 19

M. Foot measurements: 31

N. Weight (Body mass): 1

Manual of measurements

All the measurements were taken according to the following manual. A detailed explanation of each measurement is given with a figure and a picture.

National Institute of Bioscience and Human-Technology ed., 1994: Reference Manual of Anthropometry in Ergonomic Design, Nippon Shuppan Service. (ISBN4-88922-086-0 C3040 P3600E) (In Japanese)

Example of the manual