The relationship of space experience and human anthropometric sizes in aircraft seat pitch

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Abstract

This study explores the relationship between space experience and human anthropometric sizes in different aircraft seat pitch. 294 participants experienced economy class seats in a Boeing 737 with 28 in, 30 in, 32 in and 34 in pitches for 10 min each. The sizes taken were: stature, sitting height, eye height seated, buttock-knee length and popliteal height sitting with shoes. A space experience questionnaire was completed by the 294 participants while sitting in the seat after the 10-min period given to explore the seat. The results show that passengers with a higher popliteal height, a longer buttock-knee depth, a higher eye height sitting and a higher sitting height show more discomfort with reduced pitch then shorter passengers. Eye height did not correlate as good with space perception as was expected.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume VI
Subtitle of host publicationTransport Ergonomics and Human Factors TEHF, Aerospace Human Factors and Ergonomics
EditorsS. Bagnara, R. Tartaglia, S. Albolino, T. Alexander, Y. Fujita
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages504-511
Number of pages8
VolumeVI
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-96074-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-96073-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event IEA 2018: 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association - Florence, Italy
Duration: 26 Aug 201830 Aug 2018
Conference number: 20

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
PublisherSpringer
Volume823
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

Conference IEA 2018: 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association
Abbreviated title IEA 2018
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period26/08/1830/08/18

Keywords

  • Anthropometric measurements
  • Comfort
  • Discomfort
  • Seat pitch
  • Space experience

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