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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(5): 2191-2204
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.250


Hand Anthropometry Survey of Female Agricultural Workers for Design of Gender Friendly Equipments
Pooja Sahu1*, Pallavi Porte2, V. M. Victor and G. Yadav3
1Department of Agricultural Processing and Food Engineering, 2Department of Water Resources, 3BRSM College of Agril. Engineering and Technology, Indira Gandhi Krishi Viswvidyalaya, Raipur-492012, Chhattisgarh, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

An anthropometric survey of female farm workers was conducted from the Mungeli district, in order to obtain information on the body dimensions, which may be used in ergonomic design of farm equipments. In present study different hand dimensions of right and left hand of 200 female agricultural workers have been collected. Four body dimensions and ten hand dimensions have been identified which were considered more useful for designing agricultural hand tools. It has noted that there were significant differences in hand measurement between left and right hands of agricultural female workers. The 200 female workers were categorized in four different age groups (18-25, 26-35, 36-45, 46 to above) whose mean, standard deviation, coefficient of variation (CV), range were computed according to age groups. Percentile values (5th, 25th, 50th, 95th) of the anthropometric dimensions were also computed separately for different age groups. The percentage difference in the measurement between right and left hands was small (0.05% to 0.22%). However, it was common practice of workers to use the same hand tools by both sexes. Therefore, this information of hand anthropometric dimensions of female workers helps us in design of gender friendly equipments and hand tools. The hand dimensions of subjects of the present study were also compared with female workers of central part of India and abroad.


Keywords: Anthropometric, Age groups, Hand dimensions, Gender friendly
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Pooja Sahu, Pallavi Porte, V. M. Victor and Yadav, G. 2020. Hand Anthropometry Survey of Female Agricultural Workers for Design of Gender Friendly Equipments.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(5): 2191-2204. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.250