NASA Spinoff Database: Workplace Design

NASA Center: Johnson Space Center
Public Release Year: 1984
Reference Number: JSC-SO-102
Category: Industrial Productivity/Manufacturing Technology
Origin: NASA's Marshall Flight Center's Power Factor Controller Technology

The Anthropometric Source Book was developed based on Johnson Space Center project of anthropometry, the study of the size, shape and motion characteristics of the human body. Designed primarily for use by NASA, the military services and aerospace contractors, the book was also intended to help non-aerospace engineers, architects, and others engaged in design of clothing, equipment and workplaces. An example of its use by Eastman Kodak Company is the company's application of the data to design efficient, productive and comfortable workplaces for employees in the Rochester, NY processing laboratories. The sourcebook was used to determine such dimensions as leg space, work surface height and thickness, employee reach distances, proper height for computer terminal screen, seat height and knee space.

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Page Number in Published book: 83

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