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Sohrabi M S, Anbarian M. Using Anthropometric Characteristics to Office Furniture Design: Case Study; Hormozgan Province Gas Company. Iran J Ergon. 2020; 7 (4) :62-71
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Faculty Member, Department of Industrial Design, School of Architecture and Urban Design, Art University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran , ms.sohrabi@aui.ac.ir
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Background and Objectives: Using anthropometric characteristics in the ergonomic design of workstations can be useful in the prevention and reduction of musculoskeletal discomfort and in office-work environments. The purpose of this study was to determine the anthropometric dimensions of Hormozgan province gas department staff to design desks and chairs for computer work based workstations.
Methods: This is a descriptive-analytical study for measuring 36 anthropometric variables of 121 Hormozgan province gas company staff selected by cluster random method. After collecting anthropometric data considering ergonomic design criteria, dimensions of desk and office chairs are designed.
Results: Participants were 80.2% male and 19.8% female with a mean age of 35.11 and a standard deviation of 6.6 between 25 and 59 years. The mean and standard deviation of height measured was 170.7 and 8.06 cm, respectively. Anthropometric results are shown separately by gender and percentile in the tables. Dimensions of chair and office desk are designed based on obtained data.
Conclusion: The presented anthropometric desks can be used in future studies and designs. Also, the dimensional characteristics of the furniture provided can be a practical guide for designing and manufacturing office workstations.

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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/01/24 | Accepted: 2020/02/20 | ePublished: 2020/03/9

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