Human factors research impacts everything from the height of kitchen counters to the placement of automobile pedals to a book's type size. And in this updated and expanded version of the original landmark work, you'll find the research information necessary to create designs that better accommodate human need. Featuring more than 200 anthropometric drawings, this handbook is filled with all of the essential measurements of the human body and its relationship to the designed environment. You'll also discover guidelines for designing for children and the elderly, for the digital workplace, and for ADA compliance. Measurements are in both English and metric units.
Preface.Introduction.Human Factors: A Brief History.1. Anthropometry. 2. The Elderly. 3. Seating. 4. Residential Space Considerations. 5. Maintenance Access. 6. Safety at Work and at Home. 7. Vehicular Accommodation. 8. Displays. 9. Manual Controls. 10. The Environment. Appendix A: Conversion Scales.Appendix B: Abbreviations.Appendix C: Anthropometric Terms.Bibliography.Index.Illustations: Anatomical Planes and Orientations.