소방공무원의 장갑제작을 위한 손 치수 연구

Translated title of the contribution: Hand sizing study for development of firefighting gloves

Chae Ryung Kwon, Mina Jang, Da Wun Jeong, Dong Eun Kim

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Abstract

This study measured and analyzed male firefighters hand sizes as well as suggested data for developing firefighting gloves with a good fit. Accordingly, body dimensions related to the hand were measured for 100 male firefighters. Twenty-three measuring items related to the hand and lower arm were selected. The firefighters' measurement data were compared to general adult male measurements from the 6th Korean Anthropometric data to analyze the hand sizes characteristics of firefighters. As a result, height, hand circumference, hand breadth, wrist circumference, elbow-wrist length, forearm-fingertip length and firefighter weight were significantly larger than adult males. A correlation analysis for 23 items was conducted to select items used as standards for setting a size when manufacturing firefighting gloves. Hand length and circumference were selected as representative hand parts for making firefighting gloves. Cross analysis between hand length and circumference were conducted to find the section showing the highest distribution ratio. As a result, the highest sections were between 19cm and 21cm for hand circumference and between 18.5cm and 19.5cm for hand length, which may be suggested as the most important ranges.

Translated title of the contributionHand sizing study for development of firefighting gloves
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)416-426
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles
Volume43
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
†Corresponding author E-mail: dekim@ewha.ac.kr This research was supported by Disaster-Safety Platform Technology Development Program of the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning (2015M3C8A7A020 27382).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019, The Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles.

Keywords

  • Anthropometry
  • Firefighter
  • Firefighting gloves
  • Hand size

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