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Citation

Latif NT, Aghazadeh F, Waikar AM, Lee KS. Appl. Ergon. 1993; 24(2): 119-124.

Affiliation

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA.

Copyright

(Copyright © 1993, Elsevier Publishing)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

15676906

Abstract

A number of parachuting fatalities are attributed every year to the inability of the parachutist to pull the ripcord. The purpose of this study was to determine a location for the ripcord handle in parachutes, which would be most compatible with human capabilities. Eight different ripcord handle locations were selected for this investigation. Eighteen male and 18 female subjects participated in the study. The subjects were tested while being suspended 5 cm above floor level wearing a parachute harness. Maximum voluntary force exertions were measured with the subjects pulling the ripcord handle using their left, right and both hands at all locations. The results indicate that the thigh locations are superior in regard to pull forces for all hand applications (left, right, and both). Also, two-handed pulls yield the largest forces at all locations.


Language: en

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