Anthropometric dimension of agricultural workers in North Eastern Thailand

Ekarat Sombatsawat, Mark Robson, Wattasit Siriwong

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Abstract

Anthropometry is the science of human body measurement which is carried out for designing tools and equipment, not only to achieve performance and productivity but also providing safety and comfort. This study presents anthropometric dimensions of agricultural workers in North-eastern Thailand that carried out in 139 agricultural workers with 15 anthropometric dimensions of standing posture by using the commercial anthropometer set. Statistical analysis were analyzed by mean (±SD). The 5th, 50th and 95th percentile values were calculated accordingly. However, the t-tests were used to compare different mean between male and female anthropometric dimensions. The agricultural workers were comprised of 71 males (aged 18–59 years, mean (±SD)) at 44.11 years (±10.02) and 68 females (aged 18–59 years, mean (±SD)) at 45.87 years (±10.83). In addition, there are significant different between male and female agricultural workers in all of anthropometric dimensions (p < 0.01) except body weight. Similarly, the comparison mean of anthropometric dimensions in Thai, Taiwanese, Chinese and Singaporean that found Thai male and female are relatively smaller than other countries. Therefore, the finding of this study concluded that anthropometric data were evidently difference between male and female within the region and difference countries which are absolutely necessary for designing of ergonomically machines/tools/equipment of the target users.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume IX
Subtitle of host publicationAging, Gender and Work, Anthropometry, Ergonomics for Children and Educational Environments
EditorsSebastiano Bagnara, Riccardo Tartaglia, Sara Albolino, Yushi Fujita, Thomas Alexander
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages423-433
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319960647
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Event20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018 - Florence, Italy
Duration: Aug 26 2018Aug 30 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume826
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Other

Other20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period8/26/188/30/18

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Anthropometry
Machine tools
Statistical methods
Productivity

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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Sombatsawat, E., Robson, M., & Siriwong, W. (2019). Anthropometric dimension of agricultural workers in North Eastern Thailand. In S. Bagnara, R. Tartaglia, S. Albolino, Y. Fujita, & T. Alexander (Eds.), Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume IX: Aging, Gender and Work, Anthropometry, Ergonomics for Children and Educational Environments (pp. 423-433). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 826). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96065-4_47
Sombatsawat, Ekarat ; Robson, Mark ; Siriwong, Wattasit. / Anthropometric dimension of agricultural workers in North Eastern Thailand. Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume IX: Aging, Gender and Work, Anthropometry, Ergonomics for Children and Educational Environments. editor / Sebastiano Bagnara ; Riccardo Tartaglia ; Sara Albolino ; Yushi Fujita ; Thomas Alexander. Springer Verlag, 2019. pp. 423-433 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing).
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Sombatsawat, E, Robson, M & Siriwong, W 2019, Anthropometric dimension of agricultural workers in North Eastern Thailand. in S Bagnara, R Tartaglia, S Albolino, Y Fujita & T Alexander (eds), Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume IX: Aging, Gender and Work, Anthropometry, Ergonomics for Children and Educational Environments. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 826, Springer Verlag, pp. 423-433, 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018, Florence, Italy, 8/26/18. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96065-4_47

Anthropometric dimension of agricultural workers in North Eastern Thailand. / Sombatsawat, Ekarat; Robson, Mark; Siriwong, Wattasit.

Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume IX: Aging, Gender and Work, Anthropometry, Ergonomics for Children and Educational Environments. ed. / Sebastiano Bagnara; Riccardo Tartaglia; Sara Albolino; Yushi Fujita; Thomas Alexander. Springer Verlag, 2019. p. 423-433 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 826).

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Sombatsawat E, Robson M, Siriwong W. Anthropometric dimension of agricultural workers in North Eastern Thailand. In Bagnara S, Tartaglia R, Albolino S, Fujita Y, Alexander T, editors, Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume IX: Aging, Gender and Work, Anthropometry, Ergonomics for Children and Educational Environments. Springer Verlag. 2019. p. 423-433. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96065-4_47