American Journal of Sports Science
Volume 4, Issue 1-1, February 2016, Pages: 31-36
Received: Dec. 31, 2015;
Accepted: Jan. 4, 2016;
Published: Jan. 20, 2016
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Shivani Chandel, Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
S. L. Malik, Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to collect anthropometric data on Kshatriya and Kurmi populations residing in Uttar Pradesh for designing furniture. The sample comprised of 1008 adult Kshatriya (252 males and 252 females) and Kurmi (252 males and 252 females), belonging to the age group of 18-40 yrs. The data was statistically analyzed and the population and sex differences were evaluated by one – way ANOVA. Various percentile values for different body measurements were also calculated. The population and sex differences among the two groups studied revealed significant population and sex differences in various body measurements. Furniture is an important facility that helps in providing a conducive, comfortable and well-designed environment for people. Thus, while designing furniture, human variability in various body dimensions of the user’s population must be taken into account with a view to reduce drudgery and at the same time increase efficiency, safety and comfort of the users. Hence an attempt was made to illustrate the relevance of these data in the design of furniture.
S. L. Malik,
Importance of Human Variation and Scientific Inputs in Designing Furniture, American Journal of Sports Science. Special Issue: Kinanthropometry.
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