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Human Factors Model Concerning the Man-machine Interface of Mining Crewstations.

Authors
Rider-JP; Unger-RL
Source
Proceeds NASA Conference on Space Telerobotics Pasadena California 1/31- 2/2/89 1:119-127
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10008159
Abstract
The U.S. Bureau of Mines is developing a computer model to analyze the human factors aspect of mining machine operator compartments. The model will be used as a research tool and as a design aid. It will have the capability to perform the following: simulated anthropometric or reach assessment, visibility analysis, illumination analysis, structural analysis of the protective canopy, operator fatigue analysis, and computation of an ingress-egress rating. The model will make extensive use of graphics to simplify data input and output. Two-dimensional orthographic projections of the machine and its operator compartment are digitized and the data rebuilt into a three-dimensional representation of the mining machine. Anthropometric data from either an individual or any size population may be used. The model is intended for use by equipment manufacturers and mining companies during initial design work on new machines. In addition to its use in machine design, the model should prove helpful as an accident investigation tool and for determining the effects of machine modifications made in the field on the critical areas of visibility and control reach ability.
Publication Date
19890101
Document Type
OP;
Fiscal Year
1989
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 231-90
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
Proceeds. NASA Conference on Space Telerobotics, Pasadena, California, 1/31- 2/2/89, V. 1, PP. 119-127
State
CA;
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