The ability of adults of different size to egress through confined space apertures.
Stewart, Arthur D.
Nevill, Alan M.
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STEWART, A., NEVILL, A. and JOHNSON, C. . The ability of adults of different size to egress through confined space apertures. Human factors [online], (accepted).
Absolute body size is a strong predictor of minimum wall aperture transit in adults. Key anatomical dimensions scale to egress capability, but men and women exhibit subtle differences. Wherever clearance space is restricted, transit capability is likely to become increasingly limited by enlarged body size associated with increased obesity prevalence.