Anthropometry is important in product or environment designs based on humanfactors. Specific anthropometric databases should be established for certain ofpopulations, especially for different genders, ages and races. In this study, 5772preschool children (from two to six years old) were recruited. An electromagneticmotion analysis system, measuring tape, an electronic scale and electronic caliperswere used to measure the basic data, structural and postural dimensions. Differencesin stature and weights were found in preliminary comparisons with children of the sameage in Japan and the United States. It is supposed that ethnic diversity leads to variedbody dimensions in children. This study established a large-scale and reliableanthropometric database of preschoolers which provides a practical reference fordesigns aimed at Taiwanese children. Accordingly, it is anticipated that the safety andsuitability of products and environments made for Taiwanese children can advancewith regard to ergonomics.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Biomedical Engineering