Principles for selecting and using test persons for testing anthropometric aspects of industrial products and designs (ISO 15537:2004)
This International Standard establishes methods for determining the composition of groups of persons whose anthropometric characteristics are to be representative of the intended user population of any specific object under test.
This International Standard is applicable to the testing of anthropometric aspects of industrial products and designs having direct contact with the human body or dependent on human body measurements, e.g. machinery, work equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE), consumer goods, working spaces, architectural details or transportation equipment.
This International Standard is also applicable to the testing of such safety aspects of products that are dependent on human body measurements. It does not deal with other aspects of the task or other requirements, such as perception of information (except geometrical arrangement of the viewing targets) and the use of controls (except their geometrical placement).
Although this International Standard deals with selecting test persons from an anthropometric perspective, similar general principles could be applied for other test variables, e.g. biomechanical aspects.