Accession Number : ADA298097

Title :   Fit Evaluation of Two Aircrew Coveralls.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 91-Mar 93,

Corporate Author : BEECHER RESEARCH CO DAYTON OH

Personal Author(s) : Crist, John T. ; Gross, Mary E. ; Robinette, Kathleen M. ; Altenau, Margaret M.

PDF Url : ADA298097

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : This report documents a fit evaluation of two aircrew coveralls: the Modified Enhanced Air Force Flight Suit (MEAFFS) and the CNU-66/P chemical protective coverall. The fit evaluation includes the collection of anthropometry and fit assessment data which is used to recommend anthropometric sizing schemes. Anthropometric sizing provides designers of clothing and personal protective equipment items with information to: (1) proportion the item to achieve a good quality fit for the individual, (2) vary the sizes and other adjustments in the items to achieve a good quality fit for the population, (3) minimize the number of sizes and adjustments and their associated cost, and (4) determine the purchase quantities for each size to minimize waste in the inventory. Results of the fit evaluation indicate that the two coveralls generally fitted well for men and poorly for women. Modification of the coveralls may accommodate women better; however, there may be an equal drawback to the current fit for men. Thus, the recommendation from the fit evaluation was to develop separate sizing systems for men and women which will benefit both users of the coveralls. (AN)

Descriptors :   *PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, *ANTHROPOMETRY, *FLIGHT CLOTHING, *COVERALLS, ACCEPTANCE TESTS, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), FLIGHT CREWS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, MALES, QUALITY ASSURANCE, BIVARIATE ANALYSIS, FEMALES.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE