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Analysis of Hand Anthropometric Dimensions of Male Industrial Workers of Haryana State
Arunesh Chandra, Suinder Deswal, Pankaj Chandna
Pages - 242 - 256     |    Revised - 01-07-2011     |    Published - 05-08-2011
Volume - 5   Issue - 3    |    Publication Date - July / August 2011  Table of Contents
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KEYWORDS
Hand anthropometric measurements, Industrial worker, Hand tools, Prediction equation
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this paper is to analyse the thirty-seven hand anthropometric characteristics of the industrial worker of the Haryana state. A survey of convenience sample of eight hundred and seventy eight male industrial workers was conducted in the year 2009. Paper contains data from all the four divisions of Haryana state of India and from the five age groups. Minimum, maximum, mean, standard deviation, skewness, coefficient of variation, 5th, 50th, and 95th percentile for each hand anthropometric dimension were calculated for the entire state. The normality assumption was evaluated for each hand dimension, separately. It was found that in most hand dimensions there were differences between five age groups. Additionally, the statistical analysis was carried out to correlate various hand dimensions and to obtain prediction equation between different variables. It has been found that most of the hand dimensions are correlated significantly with each other. The data gathered may be used for the design of hand tools, gloves, machine access spaces and hand-held devices and for selection of hand tools for use by Industrial worker working in the Haryana state of India.
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Associate Professor Arunesh Chandra
Krishna Institue of Engineering & Technology - India
chandra_arunesh@yahoo.co.in
Dr. Suinder Deswal
National Institute of Technology, Kurushetra - India
Dr. Pankaj Chandna
National Institute of Technology, Kurushetra - India