Dataset 'Dutch children'
- code: kima1993
- measure date: 1987 - 1992
- publication date: 1993
- type: empiric
Knowledge of the development of children is often required during the design of daily life products, in order to make them useful, efficient and safe. These design-relevant data were, however, hardly available for children in the Netherlands. In this book results are presented of a national study on the development of several groups of variables and treir mutual dependence: body dimensions, force exertion, motor performance, physical flexibility, technical comprehension, temperament and the relationships of these developmental aspects with accident liability. These variables were assessed on a large representative sample of children between 2 and 13 years of age in the Netherlands. The measurements were performed at primary schools and health care centers for infants and toddlers.
Besides, results of a pilot study are given concerning body dimensions of children between 0 and 1.5 years of age, which were measured in one province of the Netherlands.
This book can be a valuable source for designers, manufacturers, physiotherapists and phsicians.
- people: L.P.A. Steenbekkers
- book: Design implications and accident prevention
- more information on: http://www.io.tudelft.nl/research/ergonomics/DA/books