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An experimental study on the ergonomics indices of partial pressure suits.
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PMID:  23102522     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Partial pressure suits (PPSs) are used under high altitude, low-pressure conditions to protect the pilots. However, the suit often limits pilot's mobility and work efficiency. The lack of ergonomic data on the effects of PPSs on mobility and performance creates difficulties for human factor engineers and cockpit layout specialists. This study investigated the effects of PPSs on different ergonomic mobility and performance indices in order to evaluate the suit's impact on pilot's body mobility and work efficiency. Three types of ergonomics indices were studied: the manipulative mission, operational reach and operational strength. Research results indicated that a PPS significantly affects the mobility and operational performance of the wearers. The results may provide mission planners and human factors engineers with better insight into the understanding of pilots' operational function, mobility and strength capabilities when wearing PPS.
Xianxue Li; Li Ding; Alan Hedge; Huimin Hu; Zhifeng Qin; Qianxiang Zhou
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied ergonomics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-9126     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Ergon     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0261412     Medline TA:  Appl Ergon     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd and The Ergonomics Society. All rights reserved.
Key Laboratory for Biomechanics and Mechanobiology of Ministry of Education, School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, Beihang University, No. 37 XueYuan Road, HaiDian District, Beijing 100191, PR China. Electronic address:
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