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Bodyspace : Anthropometry, Ergonomics and the Design of Work, Third Edition - Stephen Pheasant


Anthropometry, Ergonomics and the Design of Work, Third Edition

Hardcover Published: 18th July 2005
ISBN: 9780415285209
Number Of Pages: 352

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In the 20 years since the publication of the first edition of Bodyspace the knowledge base upon which ergonomics rests has increased significantly. The need for an authoritative, contemporary and, above all, usable reference is therefore great. This third edition maintains the same content and structure as previous editions, but updates the material and references to reflect recent developments in the field. The book has been substantially revised to include new research and anthropometric surveys, the latest techniques, and changes in legislation that have taken place in recent years.

New coverage in the third edition: Guidance on design strategies and practical advice on conducting trials Overview of recent advances in simulation and digital human modes Dynamic seating

A- Recent work on hand/handle interface Computer input devices

A- Laptop computer use and childrena (TM)s use of computers

A- Design for an aging population and accessibility for people with disabilities

A- New approaches to risk management and new assessment tools, legislation, and standards

As the previous two editions have shown, Bodyspace is an example of the unusual: a text that is a favorite among academics and practitioners. Losing none of the features that made previous editions so popular, the author skillfully integrates new knowledge into the existing text without sacrificing the easily accessible style that makes this book unique. More than just a reference text, this authoritative book clearly delineates the field of ergonomics.

Industry Reviews

! the third edition gives the reader 82 more pages of text and double the number of references. ! New data have been added to nearly every chapter of the book, and there are 17 new sections that include material on such contemporary issues as the user-centered approach, which helps to put ergonomics in perspective. ! a rich and useful set of data for the practitioner and researcher alike. -- In Ergonomics in Design, Spring 2007

Ergonomics, design and anthropometry
Introduction to ergonomic designp. 3
Principles and practice of anthropometricsp. 17
Human diversityp. 55
Application of anthropometry in design
Workspace designp. 85
Sitting and seatingp. 121
Hands and handlesp. 143
Ergonomics in the officep. 161
Ergonomics in the homep. 183
Health and safety at workp. 199
The bodyspace tables - anthropometric database
Anthropometric datap. 239
A mathematical synopsis of anthropometricsp. 281
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ISBN: 9780415285209
ISBN-10: 0415285208
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 18th July 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition