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Molenbroek, J.f.m.
09-29-1998, 08:28 PM
Dear Listmembers,
My appologies for possible crossposting, but I am pleased to announce
our latest publication about gerontechnology.

In this investigation we measured the physical(58 variables),
psycho-motor (12 variables) sensory (7 variables) and cognitive (2
variables) capacity of 627 independent living elderly and compared this
with a group of 123 younger people, age 20-30.
For every variable we tried to formulate: applications,
examples,warnings,tips and tricks and design guidelines.
The book contents 433 pages and is written in English.
Next week there will be some more info about this book on our web-site;
http://www.io.tudelft.nl/research/ergonomics.

The bibliography and order info follows hereafter.
With kind regards
Johan Molenbroek

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Design-relevant characteristics of ageing users; backgrounds and
guidelines for product innovation.
Editors: L.P.A.Steenbekkers and C.E.M. van Beijsterveldt
Series Ageing and Ergonomics 1
Delft University Press, 1998
fax +31-152781661
phone:+31-2783254
email:dup@dup.tudelft.nl

Contents
Foreword
Part 1
1 Introduction
L.P.A. Steenbekkers and J.M. Dirken

2 Method
L.P.A. Steenbekkers
2.1 Choice of the variables
2.2 Pilot study
2.3 Study on regional differences
2.4 Sample and sampling
2.5 Organisation of the measurements
2.6 Principles of data analysis

3. Physical variables
3.1 Body dimensions
L.P.A. Steenbekkers and J.F.M. Molenbroek
3.2 Exertion of force
A.I.M. Voorbij and L.P.A. Steenbekkers
3.3 Ranges of movements of joints
L.P.A. Steenbekkers
3.4 Reaching envelopes
J.F.M. Molenbroek and L.P.A. Steenbekkers
3.5 Step length and walking velocity
A.I.M. Voorbij and L.P.A. Steenbekkers
3.6 Step height
A.I.M. Voorbij and L.P.A. Steenbekkers
3.7 Relationships between the physical variables
L.P.A. Steenbekkers

4 Psychomotor variables
4.1 Hand steadiness
C.E.M. van Beijsterveldt
4.2 Eye-hand co-ordination
C.E.M. van Beijsterveldt
4.3 Reaction time
J.J. Houtkamp and C.E.M. van Beijsterveldt
4.4 Balance
C.E.M. van Beijsterveldt
4.5 Relationships between the psychomotor variables
C.E.M. van Beijsterveldt




5 Sensory variables
5.1 Near reading visual acuity
L.P.A. Steenbekkers
5.2 Visual contrast sensitivity
L.P.A. Steenbekkers
5.3 Auditory capacities
C.E.M. van Beijsterveldt
5.4 Tactile discrimination
C.E.M. van Beijsterveldt
5.5 Relationships between the sensory variables
C.E.M. van Beijsterveldt

6 Cognitive variables
6.1 Memory
C.E.M. van Beijsterveldt
6.2 Preferences for colour
C.E.M. van Beijsterveldt

7 Activities of daily living
L.P.A. Steenbekkers

8 Relationships within and between groups of variables
C.E.M. van Beijsterveldt and L.P.A. Steenbekkers

9 Conclusion and discussion
L.P.A. Steenbekkers and J.M. Dirken

Summary / Samenvatting
References
Appendices
A Results of the study on regional differences
B Predicted hearing thresholds per age group and frequency

Part 2
10 Project data and design applicability
J.M. Dirken and L.P.A. Steenbekkers

Variables 1 to 79




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Johan Molenbroek, PhD
Associate Professor Engineering Anthropometry
Acting Chair Subdepartment Physical Ergonomics
Faculty Design Engineering and Production
Delft University of Technology
Jaffalaan 9 2628 BX Delft The Netherlands
tel +31 15 278 3086 fax +31 15 278 7179/7316
e-mail j.f.m.molenbroek@io.tudelft.nl
http://www.io.tudelft.nl/research/ergonomics
http://www.io.tudelft.nl/research/ica
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