Japanese Body Dimension Data for Ergonomic Design
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.
A. Head measurements: 53 (9 of them were calculated)
B. Height measurements (standing): 34 (3 of them were calculated)
D. Breadth measurements (standing): 19 (1 of them was measured only for female subjects)
G. Surface distances (standing): 12 (2 of them were measured only for female subjects)
K. Circumferences (sitting): 4
L. Hand measurements: 19
M. Foot measurements: 31
N. Weight (Body mass): 1
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)