Fundamental Anthropometric Data

 

Fundamental anthropometric data useful for the design of workstations and tasks are provided below. Tables 2.1 and 2.2, and Figures 2.2 and 2.3 provide standing and seated posture data for 5th and 95th percentile male and female populations. Table 2.3 and Figure 2.4 provide additional anthropometric data of interest for these populations.

 

It should be noted that the data in these tables are for individuals without clothes or shoes standing or sitting in erect postures. Adjustments to account for clothing and slouching should be made as required.

 

Table 2.1. Standing posture anthropometric data (inches).

 
 
 
Percentile
 
Male
Female
Measurement
95
5
95
5
1. Forward Reach 26.9 24.0 25.1 22.2
2. Elbow Height 44.6 39.5 41.5 36.1
3. Knuckle Height 31.0 27.2 28.6 24.8
4. Shoulder Height 60.1 53.2 55.8 48.8
5. Eye Height 68.4 60.9 63.7 56.0
6. Stature 73.2 64.4 67.7 59.5
7. Overhead Reach 84.8 75.2 78.8 69.2

 
 

Figure 2.2. Reference dimensions for Table 2.1.