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What is anthropometrics?

The study of the human body and its movement.


What is ergonomics?

The study of people and their relationship with the environment around them.


What is Anthropometric Data?

Collected statistics or measurements relevant to the human body


What is ergonomics in terms of anthropometric data?

When anthropometric data (measurements / statistics) is applied to a product, e.g. measurements of the hand are used to design the shape and size of a handle, this is ergonomics.


How is anthropometric data used to produce an ergonomically designed hair dryer?

Anthropometric data (measurements) are used to determine the shape of handle and distance to be held from head. Designed for average size hand. The length of lead is determined from anthropometric data (length of average arms and average height of users). The hair dryer is now ergonomically designed.