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Anthropometry – Wayne Adams

Date: September 14, 1999
Speaker: 
Wayne Adams — Hewlett Packard

Wayne Adams, HFE and board certified professional ergonomist will focus on pragmatic applications of human measurement. For your time and attention, you may expect to garner the ability to effectively apply published anthropometric data to influence product, tool and workstation design, or to identify appropriate resources for more complex applications.

Anthropometry is basically a 25-dollar word for human measurements. Normative anthropometric data have been collected and may be utilized in designing various human interfaces, such as workstation or hand tool design.

Wayne will present his perspective of anthropometry basics including:

History
Definition
Uses: Height, Reach and Clearance; Strength; Range of Motion
Statistical Underpinnings
Hands-on application exercise – Point and range estimates
Caveats
Case Study
Resources

Wayne is a Senior Human Factors Engineer with Hewlett Packard at their Vancouver site. Prior to his work with HP, Mr. Adams has held positions as corporate staff ergonomist for 3M, as consulting ergonomist for ErgoTech, Inc. and as mechanical engineer for the Human Factors Research Group of the U. S. Bureau of Mines. Mr. Adams holds a MS in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering with emphasis in ergonomics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis. Mr. Adams is a licensed professional engineer (PE) and a board certified professional ergonomist (CPE) and is a Member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and a Senior Member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. Finally, Mr. Adams has a warped sense of humor, appreciates B-grade movies and very bad puns.

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