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I.12. Anthropology in designing of defence and other equipments

Anthropometry is used as a set of techniques associated with methods of measuring and aids in the creation of design which suits individual needs. The term anthropometry was introduced by Georges Cuvier.
The first use of anthropometry in anthropology was in physical anthropology where it was used to study human variability among different human races. Anthropometry comes from the Greek words, anthropos (man) and metron (measure). It mean, measurement of man / humans.

The measurement done through anthropometry concentrates on bodily characteristics like body composition and body shape, which is known as static anthropometry and measurement of the body’s movement and strength capacities and how space is used. This is known as dynamic anthropometry .

Anthropometry uses data of body parts to design clothes, tools and apparatus. Ergonomic
anthropology uses technology, engineering, physiology and psychology and ergonomics.

“Ergonomics (or human factors) is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to optimise human well-being and overall system performance.”

Design anthropometry is basically anthropometry utilised to design equipments,……..

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