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reference/ Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry//size-JPN 2004-2006
period/ 2004-2006
sample number / 7,000

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male (cm/kg)
age20-2425-2940-4460-64
height 170.4 171.0 170.5 164.5
weight 61.6 65.9 70.1 63.4
sitting height 91.4 91.6 91.5 88.5
inseam height 78.3 78.4 77.5 73.7
shoulder length 44.9 46.0 46.5 44.0
         

female (cm/kg)
age20-2425-2940-4460-64
height 158.2 159.0 157.9 153.5
weight 51.1 50.6 53.0 52.7
sitting height 85.9 85.6 85.1 83.5
inseam height 71.8 72.3 70.9 67.8
shoulder  length  40.8 40.7 41.1 40.8
         

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The datasheet relevant to Indian arm reach dimension in sitting posture at lower most, middle and upper most position i.e. 

 The source reference /   Chakrabarti, D.,1997: Indian Anthropometric Dimensions for Ergonomic design Practice, NID, Ahmedabad, India

The below key structure showing landmarks, definitions and data table structure is used in all the data sheets incorporated in this presentation under different experiment heads.All dimensions (except body weight in Kg) are in millimeters (mm).

 

Sitting Antropometry, static heights     

R.No. Parameters
Definition ( brief)
 
Measurements in sitting posture
 
Heights in sitting posture
 
Vertical distances from the sitting surface or the floor to the respective points (as mentioned specifically). while sitting in erect stretched posture (except normal relaxed sitting height). looking straight ahead. with knees and ankles forming right angles, upper arms kept vertical downward making right angles at elbows with the forearms kept forward extended horizontally.
 
Heights from sitting surface
107. Normal sitting
Top of the head, sitting in normal relaxed posture.
108. Erect sitting
Top of the head. sitting in erect stretched posture
109. Eye
Inner corner of the eye.

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R.No. Parameters
Definition ( brief)
110. Cervical (Trunk)
Most prominent spinous process of the seventh cervical vertebra.
111. Mid shoulder
Uppermost point on the middle level of the shoulder.
112. Acromion
Most lateral point on the superior surface of the acromion process of the scapula
113. Upper lumbar
Uppermost point of the first lumbar vertebra.
114. Lower lumbar
Lowermost point of the fifth lumbar vertebra.

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R.No. Parameters
Definition ( brief)
115. Tip of shoulder blade
Lower tip of the shoulder blade (scapula).
116. Elbow rest
Lower most part of the elbow.
117. Waist
Upper margin of the lateral iliac crests (where the belt is worn).
118. Mid thigh
Top of the middle thigh.
 
Heights from floor
119. Knee
Uppermost point on the knee (at lower thigh).

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R.No. Parameters
Definition (brief)
120. Thigh clearance ht.with raised knee
Highest point on the knee (at lower thigh),when the leg is raised forward to the maximum supported on the toes.
121. Popliteal
Popliteal angle point at the underside of the thigh immediately behind the knee, where the tendon of biceps femoris muscle inserts into the lower leg.
 
Arm reaches, and lengths, Breadths and Depths
 
Horizontal or vertical distances between the two respective points (as mentioned specifically).
 
Vertical arm reach heights
122.Verticalupward arm
from mid-shoulder
Maximum vertical distance from the mid-shoulder to the tip of the middle finger when the hand is raised upward vertically to the highest position attainable without strain.

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R.No. Parameters
Definition ( brief)
123. Vertical upward grasp from mid-shoulder
Maximum vertical distance from the mid-shoulder to the center of the hand grip, when it is raised vertically upward to the highest position attainable without strain.
124. Vertical upward arm from seat surface
Maximum vertical distance from the seat surface to the tip of the middle finger when the hand is raised upward vertically to the highest position attainable without strain.
125. Vertical upward arm from floor
Maximum vertical distance from the floor to the tip of the middle finger when the hand is raised upward vertically to the highest position attainable without strain.
 
Lengths
126. Buttock to knee length, normal sitting
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R.No. Parameters
Definition ( brief)
 
Breadths
132. Bi-acromion
Maximum horizontal distance across the shoulders. breadth measured between the most lateral points on the superior surfaces of the acromion processes of the scapula.
133. Bi-deltoid
Maximum horizontal distance across the shoulders. breadth measured to the protrusions of the deltoids muscles.
134. Chest breadth (on bust)
Maximum horizontal distance across the chest at nipple level.
135. Abdomen
Maximum horizontal distance across the abdomen at its maximum extended portion.
136. Waist
Maximum horizontal distance across the waist at the upper margin of the lateral iliac crests (where the belt is worn).

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R.No. Parameters
Definition ( brief)
137.Hip breadth
Maximum horizontal distance across the hips.
138.Thigh (middle) external breadth, single
Maximum horizontal distance across the thigh (single),mid way between the gluteal furrow and the knee.
139.Mid thigh-to thigh breadth, relaxed
Maximum horizontal distance across the mid thigh to mid thigh, most lateral surfaces, spreading external side ways,in relaxed position
140.Elbow to elbow (closed)
Horizontal distance across the lateral surfaces of the elbows when the upper arms are kept vertical downward and touching the sides of the trunk, and forearms extended horizontally forward.
141.Elbow to elbow (relaxed)
Horizontal distance across the lateral surfaces of the elbows when in maximum relaxed position, spreading sideways.

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142.Knee to knee (closed)
Horizontal distance across the lateral surfaces of both the knees when they are pressed in together.
143.Knee to knee (relaxed)
Horizontal distance across the lateral surfaces of both the knees when they are in maximum relaxed position spreading sideways.
 
Depths
144.Chest, on bust
Horizontal distance from the back to the front of the chest at nipple level (for females, the maximum protuberance on the breasts).
145.Chest,below bust 
Horizontal distance from the back to the front of the chest below the nipple level.

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R.No. Parameters?Definition ( brief)
147.Waist

Horizontal distance from the back to the maximum curved point of the abdomen at the upper margin of the lateral iliac rest (where the belt is worn).

Circumferences

Maximum horizontal (otherwise mentioned specifically) circumferences at different areas.

148.Chest, on bust Chest circumference at nipple level (for females, the maximum protuberance on the breasts).
149.Chest, below bust Chest circumference below the nipple level.
150.Abdomen At the level of the maximum extended point of the abdomen.
151.Waist At the level of the upper margin of the lateral iliac crests (where the belt is worn).
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