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2 of chapter 1. Reaching controls and seeing displays adequately are important aspects of the layout of machines; therefore, most of the precepts already discussed, on the layout of panels, are relevant along with various topics and methods to lie discussed in chapter 6 on layout of work spaces, to which reference should be made. An example of the sort of mistakes and accidents, caused by the design, which can occur with poor machine layout, will be shown in a later chapter which will deal with the topic of accidents in general.
2 46 Distribution of heights of a user population Applied Ergonomics Handbook f\*—9°°f°—A /' y · i\ ! 3 90% of this same population vary in height by only 150 mm (6 in), 98% vary by 280 mm (11 in), and 100% vary by a much larger but unknown amount. Since the overlap, if any, may be very small, measurement rather than 'common-sense' judgement is required to locate it. 6 in the following chapter). 5, are also given, the designer must remember that small differences in the task, such as in the amount of force required on a control lever, can call for large differences in posture and space requirements.
And Folley, J. D. 'Guide to human engineering of miniaturised equipment', Report Air-261-59-FR202 by American Institute for Research, Pittsburgh 32, Pa, USA, for US Army Signal Supply Agency. Chapter 5 Layout of panels and machines Important features in the positioning of individual controls and displays are introduced in this chapter. These include the relationships of associated controls and displays, sequential operation, functional grouping, and emergency considerations. Computer control panels are used as practical examples of applying ergonomics in this field.
Applied Ergonomics Handbook. Volume 1 by B. Shackel (Auth.)