In the measurement of the human body or anthropometric dimensions of the human body. There are several measuring instruments that can be used in carrying out these calculations, such as roll meters, height gauges and so on.
However, along with the times, anthropometry measurements have changed towards a more modern one. Where measurement can be done in a way that is as easy as possible, as effective as possible, but of course it still holds the measurement principle that matches the actual results. Or in other words, the results of the data obtained can be justified. One tool that is currently popular for use in measuring the dimensions of the human body itself is the Anthropometric Chair.
In the previous article, we often discussed the chair of anthropometry and how it works from the anthropometric chair itself. However, in this article, we try to explain again what the anthropometric chair is and how data is measured using this tool.
What is an anthropometric chairs?
An anthropometric chair is a chair that serves to measure the dimensions of the human body, the anthropometric chair that we created for example, can measure 34 dimensions of the human body. Imagine one tool can measure many dimensions of the human body, whereas in the past, to measure the dimensions of the human body, a lot of equipment needed to be prepared.
Anthropometric chairs are currently not made of wood, but iron materials. So that the anthropometric chair can be used for a long period of time. This is one of the advantages of the anthropometric chair that distinguishes it from other anthropometric measuring instruments.
Use of Anthropometric Chairs in Various Fields
Maybe most of you think, who can use the anthropometric chair? Or in what fields can anthropometric chairs be used? Anthropometric chairs can be used in various fields, for example the design of work facilities, work stations and product design. This is usually most often used in the field of industrial engineering. In addition, the anthropometric chair can also be used in the field of occupational safety and health. It used to design a tool or place that is safe to use for every human being in carrying out his work.
34 Dimensions in Anthropometric Chair Measurements
In the current anthropometric chair, data can be drawn from 34 dimensions of human body measurement. This amount is the highest amount obtained, only using one tool. 34 measured body dimensions can be divided into three parts, namely:
1. Measurement of Standing Position
Through measurement in a standing position, there are a number of data that can be taken, namely:
Body height; Height of the Body; Shoulder Height; Elbow Height; High Fingertip; Bone Height; Pelvic Height; Handheld Height; Wrist Height; High Hand Reach; High Waist; Wide Bediri Hips; and Elbow Length to the Wrist
2. Measurement of Sitting Position
Through measurements in a sitting position, there are a number of data that can be taken, namely:
High Popliteal Sit; Head Width; Upper Shoulder Width; Sitting Shoulder Width; Wide Sitting Hips; Handheld Length; Hand Length; Handheld Height to Alas Dudud; Upright Sitting Height; Sitting Eye Height; Sitting Shoulder Height; High Sitting Elbow; Shoulder Length to Elbow; Sitting Thigh Thickness; Long Arm Down Sit; and Long Thigh Seated
3. Face Area Measurement
Meanwhile, through measuring the face area, there are a number of data that can be taken, namely:
Head length; Head Height; Chin’s Eye Height; and Eye Width to Eyes
At present, the anthropometric chairs that we have created have been used in various provinces in Indonesia. As for a number of universities that have used anthropometry chairs come from various departments. One of them is the Department of Industrial Engineering.