Title

Hand anthropometry in Bangladeshis living in America and comparisons with other populations

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Department

Construction

Abstract

An anthropometric study of a convenience sample of 51 female and 50 male adults of Bangladeshi origin (mean age 41.3 years), living in the United States, but who spent most of their lives in Bangladesh, was conducted. Standard measurements were taken on 24 dimensions of the right hand that were relevant to the design of hand tools, gloves and access spaces using a standard sliding calliper. Analysis of the results showed significant differences in palm and finger segment lengths, breadths and depths between genders in Bangladeshis and also within each gender between Bangladeshis and other populations. The differences between Bangladeshis and other populations were of about the same magnitude as the differences between genders in Bangladeshis. The data gathered may be used for the design of hand tools, gloves, machine access spaces and hand-held devices and for selection of hand tools for use by Bangladeshis. The study also allows inter-population comparisons that can enhance the understanding of hand anthropometry.

Publication Title

Ergonomics

Volume

52

Issue

8

First Page

987

Last Page

998

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