n Ergonomics SA : Journal of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa - Anthropometric data of the foot of Nigerian University Students : research note

Volume 20, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1010-2728



Anthropometric data of Nigerians is scanty but is needed for proper ergonomic design. The primary aim of this survey is to obtain the anthropometric data of the foot for the improvements in the design of footwear. A random sample of one hundred (100) human subjects was taken and their ages were between 18 and 28 years (mean of 22.6 years). Seventy (70) of the sample were male while thirty (30) were female. Four dimensions were measured from the individual foot with the use of a Vernier Caliper namely; the inner length, outer length, height and breadth. The study presents anthropometric data for the fifth, fifty and ninety five percentiles for.

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