UMP Institutional Repository

Application of Anthropometric Dimensions for Estimating Stove Height, Stove Depth and Cooking Task Envelope for Malaysian Elderly Population

Ruhaizin, Sulaiman and Zahari, Taha and Siti Zawiah, Md. Dawal (2013) Application of Anthropometric Dimensions for Estimating Stove Height, Stove Depth and Cooking Task Envelope for Malaysian Elderly Population. Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology (JST), 21 (1). pp. 283-298. ISSN 0128-7680

[img] PDF
Application_of_Anthropometric_Dimensions_for_Estimating_Stove_Height,_Stove_Depth_and_Cooking_Task_Envelope_for_Malaysian_Elderly_Population.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (1MB) | Request a copy
fkp-2013-zahari-Application of Anthropometric.pdf

Download (13kB) | Preview


Elderly are exposed to physical impairment. This has a strong impact on their daily activities including frying, which is one of the most popular cuisine preparations. The stove height and work envelope are two major ergonomic issues in performing cooking task. There has been little research focusing on Malaysian elderly task performing in addressing these issues. The objectives of this study were to identify the acceptable stove height and depth and to determine the working envelope among Malaysian elderly using anthropometric data. A total of 55 Malaysian elderly (25 male and 30 female) aged between 60 to 85 years participated in this study. Five body measurements were taken from each subject using an anthropometer. The measurements are stature height, shoulder height, arm span, arm reach forward and waist height. Apart from these anthropometric measurements, their present stove height was also measured. The acquisition of stove height dimensions was performed through a series of door to door visit of the elderly homes in Kg. Sg. Merab. These variables were used to estimate the elderly working envelope and determine the stove height, width and depth. Data were analysed using SPSS software. The waist height dimension was to estimate the stove height, the arm reach forward for the depth and the arm span for the length of the table-top where the stove was placed. Meanwhile the stature and shoulder height were used for estimating the position of the overhead compartment or placement of cooking utensils. The 5th percentile was chosen since it is appropriate to accommodate 90% of the studied population.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Elderly, fatigue, discomfort, ergonomic working envelope, quality of life
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2014 02:34
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2018 02:32
Download Statistic: View Download Statistics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item