• A. A. ARIBISALA Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria
  • O. D. KOMOLAFE Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria
  • O. M. SANUSI Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria
  • O. O. MARTINS Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria
Keywords: Anthromometric dimensions,, Ergonomics, Seat,, Popliteal height, Buttock-popliteal height


Ergonomics deals with the methods and processes of designing workplaces so that they fit the individuals that make use of them. This paper focuses on the anthropometric evaluation of the lecture hall’s seat of a University. Two anthropometric dimensions, the popliteal height (PH) and the buttock-popliteal length (BP) of 188 undergraduate students using the University lecture hall were taken. The lecture hall’s seat has height of 465mm and depth of 405mm. It was found that 61% of the student population used for the study was in the fit range of the seat height. Examining the seat depth and buttock to popliteal length, it was observed that 53.7% of the students may be comfortable using the present seat depth design of 405mm dimension, while over 46% of the students’ population used for the study might not be able to utilize the backrest of the seat. From this study, it was found that the seat depth of the University lecture hall’s seats were not adequate and a model should be developed to determine the most appropriate seat depth required for the University’s lecture hall’s seats.



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