This section contains the following topics:. See the video clips associated with this section. This section presents information about human body size, posture, movement, surface area, volume, and mass. Refer to Paragraph 4. For purposes of this document, body dimensions and mobility descriptions are limited to the range of personnel considered most likely to be space module crewmembers and visiting personnel. It is assumed that these personnel will be in good health, fully adult in physical development, and an average age of 40 years.
Anthropometric Dimensions of Individuals With High Body Mass Index
ANTHROPOMETRY AND BIOMECHANICS
This study presents anthropometric data for individuals with high body mass index BMI. Modified anthropometric dimensions were also developed to address the challenges of obtaining accurate and repeatable data for this population segment. Anthropometric data are needed to guide product design and safety, but few individuals with high BMI have been measured in available datasets. To increase participation and minimize participant discomfort, measurements were collected at three bariatric weight loss clinics and one academic research institution. The current obese cohort are heavier than the U. Waist circumferential measures of the current obese cohort were larger than women or men in either population compared, a result indicative of meaningful body shape differences. To our knowledge, this study is the first to collect anthropometric data for the obese population segment and conduct comparisons to the U.