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Master of Science (MS)


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Industrial Engineering

First Advisor's Name

Mark L. Resnick

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Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

German Nunez

Third Advisor's Name

Chin Sheng Chen

Date of Defense



Knowledge of anthropometric dimensions is important for the design of workspaces and equipment. In a developing country, such as Colombia, no anthropometric survey for Colombian adults has yet been published. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to assemble a Colombian adult anthropometric data set sufficiently accurate for design applications. An anthropometric survey was conducted on 134 Colombian adults living in South Florida. Twenty body dimensions were measured. Moreover, an anthropometric estimation method was selected, described and validated to be used as a reference when measurement of the user population is not possible. Anthropometric estimates, using the scaling ratio method, and those obtained in the survey were analyzed and compared with other population data. Tables are assembled and dimensional models are suggested which may be used as a design tool.




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