Body Size Changes of Royal Australian Air Force Aircrew: 1971 - 2005
KeywordsPersonnel Management and Labor Relations
Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
*MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS
AIR FORCE RESEARCH
*HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACES
BODY MASS INDICES
HUMAN EQUIPMENT FIT
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AbstractThe aim of this study was to quantify the secular changes in body dimensions of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aircrew between 1971 and 2005. Small secular increases were observed for most body dimensions, including height, mass and body mass indices, although a small decline was observed for head girth. These secular changes (except for head girth) were not independent of changes in overall body size. In addition, secular changes were not always uniform across the distribution. Secular increases in body dimensions of RAAF aircrew have implications for health, clothing design and sizing, and human-equipment fit.
The original document contains color images. Prepared in collaboration with Univ. of South Australia.