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KeywordsHuman Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
Surface Transportation and Equipment
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AbstractThis document describes Dutch anthropometry for application in design and evaluation of vehicles. As such, ten boundary cases, ranging in body dimensions (size and proportion), were defined based on Dutch anthropometry (NedScan). A level of 95% accommodation was used to define the targeted Dutch vehicle population. Furthermore, the secular trend of body size acceleration was used to define a set of future test cases which represents a Dutch vehicle population for the year 2015. For various design applications the ten Dutch Anthropometric cases will be seated in digital vehicles and manipulated into various postures. In order to assure an acceptable level of comfort, minimum postural angles of comfort are defined and related to various vehicle types (e.g. trucks, vans and cars). In addition, increases to body dimensions are offered to account for various types of protective gear and clothing. Finally, the last section of this report is a general discussion of methods used to verify that the vehicles accommodate the target working population.
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