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Vertical distance from the floor to the acromion (i.e. the bony tip of the shoulder).

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The approximate center of rotation of the upper limb and, hence, of use in determining zones of comfortable reach; reference datum for location of fixtures, fittings, controls etc.

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Shoes as above.

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 Shoulder height

(mm)

Men

Women

5th %ile

50th %ile

95th %ile

SD

5th %ile

50th %ile

95th %ile

SD

Hong Kong

1300

1380

1460

50

1180

1265

1350

51

British, Aged19-65 years

1315

1425

1535

66

1215

1310

1405

58

US, Aged19-65 years

1330

1440

1550

67

1225

1325

1425

60

Japanese adults

1250

1340

1430

54

1075

1145

1215

44

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