Anthropometry

Oct 22, 2019
The term anthropometry is derived from two Greek words, i.e. anthro meaning man and metric meaning measurement.
Anthropometry plays an important role in industrial design, clothing design,ergonomics, architecture and many other fields where statistical data about the distribution of body dimensions in the population are used to optimize products.

The use of anthropometrics in building design aims to ensure that every person is as comfortable as possible. This means that the dimensions must be appropriate, ceilings high enough, doorways and hallways wide enough, and so on.
    Example:

  • Toilets and basins for the children are at lower levels and are of smaller sizes according to their dimensions. These spaces will be uncomfortable for an adult to use.
  • Kitchen counters, if not of correct heights, can lead to ineffective and uncomfortable working space for user.