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Plus size anthropometry: Is designing for the 95th percentile enough?

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posted on 13.07.2016 by Annabel Masson, Sue Hignett, Diane Gyi
Over 60% of the adult population in the United Kingdom is now overweight/obese or classed as ‘plus size’. As the incidence of being plus size rises the demographics of the working population have also changed. This paper will present, the results of a plus size anthropometry study, using self-reported anthropometric data taken for 14 key anthropometric measurements. 101 participants, recruited via a non-probability sampling strategy completed the study which aims to identify the body size and shapes of plus size working age people.

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Ergonomics & Human Factors 2016

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60 - 64 (4)

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MASSON, A.E., HIGNETT, S. and GYI, D.E., 2016. Plus size anthropometry: Is designing for the 95th percentile enough? IN: Waterson, P., Sims, R. and Hubbard, E-M. (eds.), Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2016, Daventry, 19 - 21 April, pp. 60-64.

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© Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors.

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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01/04/2016

Publication date

2016

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This is a conference paper.

ISBN

9780955422591

Language

en

Location

Daventry, Northampton, UK

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