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  16. Popliteal height

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Vertical distance from the floor to the popliteal angle at the underside of the knee where the tendon of the biceps femoris muscle inserts into the lower leg.

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Applications:

Reach dimension defining the maximum acceptable height of the seat.

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Correction:

Shoes as above.

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Popliteal height

(mm)

Men

Women

5th %ile

50th %ile

95th %ile

SD

5th %ile

50th %ile

95th %ile

SD

Hong Kong

365

405

445

25

325

375

425

29

British, Aged19-65 years

395

440

490

29

355

400

445

27

US, Aged19-65 years

395

445

495

29

360

405

450

28

Japanese adults

360

400

440

24

325

360

395

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