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Accession Number ADA581918
Title 2010 Anthropometric Survey of U.S. Marine Corps Personnel: Methods and Summary Statistics.
Publication Date Jun 2013
Media Count 458p
Personal Author B. Bradtmiller C. C. Gordon C. L. Blackwell J. Hotzman J. L. Parham
Abstract This report presents results of a comprehensive anthropometric survey of U.S. Marines (MC-ANSUR), completed in 2010 by the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center. Goals of the survey were to acquire a large body of data from comparably measured males and females to serve the Marine Corps' current design and engineering needs, as well as those anticipated well into the future. Ninety-four directly measured dimensions, 39 derived dimensions, and three-dimensional (3-D) head, foot, and full-body scans were obtained on each subject in this study. The sample consisted of 1301 men and 620 women. Results of the directly measured dimensions are given here in the form of summary statistics, percentile data, and frequency distributions. Also included are well-illustrated descriptions of the measurements and of the landmarks used to define them; an explanation of the manual and 3-D procedures used in the study; demographic data characterizing the sample in terms of its racial/ethnic, gender, age, geographic, and occupational distribution; comparative statistics showing changes in the body sizes of Marine personnel since the last large-scale survey in 1966; and, a detailed explanation of how observer error was calculated for this study to ensure optimum reliability. The sampling strategy (rationale and execution) is detailed in an appendix. Other appendices include information on the comparability of the measurement techniques used in this survey with those used in other large-scale military surveys, visual indices to help readers locate dimensions with unfamiliar names, and a cross-reference table to help readers accustomed to locating dimensions by number.
Keywords Accuracy
Anthropometric measuring tools
Body measurements
Body scans
Body size
Computer programs
Frequency distributions
Human body
Human factors engineering
Information retrieval
Marine corps equipment
Marine corps personnel
Measuring instruments
Three dimensional
Three dimensional scanning
User manuals
Whole body scan

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 74 - Military Sciences
95D - Human Factors Engineering
Corporate Author Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center, MA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. Sep 2009-Aug 2010.
NTIS Issue Number 1326
Contract Number N/A

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