Accession Number : ADD018035

Title :   Occupant Reach and Mobility Apparatus.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 12 Apr 94, patented 13 Feb 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Whitman, Gary R ; Rose, David A

Report Date : 13 Feb 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A three-dimensional grid is created by a series of panels arranged in a semi-circle about a seated subject. The panels are configured or otherwise arranged to allow the seated subject full range of reach in all directions. The subject may be seated or standing and is placed a distance from the panels. The panels include a plurality of rods which slide-ably project through the panels in the direction of the seated subject. To determine reach, me subject reaches toward the rods and pushes them with either band as far away from him/her as possible. Measurements may then be taken from the end of each rod that has been moved. Similarly situated panels, including visual indicia, may be used to evaluate field of view.

Descriptors :   *WORKPLACE LAYOUT, *PATENTS, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, POSITION(LOCATION), MOBILITY, COCKPITS, FLIGHT CREWS, THREE DIMENSIONAL, WORK STATIONS, VISUAL PERCEPTION

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE