Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2014, 62, 81-90
Published online 2014-04-22

Utilization of Anthropometry in the Sphere of Sitting and Bed Furniture

Kateřina Dvouletá, Danica Káňová

Department of Furniture, Design and Habitation, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic

Dimensions of furniture shall respond to current anthropometrical dimensions and ergonomic requirements which are recommended typological group of products. With relevance to the changes of population’s height and enlargement of body proportions (according to the last measuring from 1985), it is necessary to revise the majority of dimensions of human – furniture and standards (based on updated measuring of 375 men and women). The proper furniture designing will be dependent on that.
The aim is a statistical evaluation of data from the anthropometrical measuring, acquired within the NIS grant and creating optimal dimensions of sitting and lying furniture so that they respond to the needs of current population. Graphical simulations created in ergonomic software Tecnomatix Jack are intended to illustrate the dimension requirements.
The result are processed in a form of charts which are classified XS–XL. The outputs are compared to data in professional literature and standards. According to preliminary results, the optimal dimensions were designed and those will be further specified and verified. For future, it will be necessary to state the dimensions approximatively to expected population growth.


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