The Human Movement Science Department was selected to provide anthropometric support services to ERGOTECH during an anthropometric survey to collect data that is representative of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). ERGOTECH is a division within the Research and Development Department of Armscor SOC Ltd, who recently signed an MOU with the University of Fort Hare. Under the leadership of Prof Maya van Gent (Level 3 ISAK accredited anthropometrist) the survey took place at 8 South African Infantry Battalion in Upington between 12 and 16 September 2016. The measurements included 16 height and circumference measurements; 16 length and width measurements; 10 head measurements and circumferences and 19 whole body landmarks. Prof van Gent was supported by post graduate HMS students; all qualified as ISAK level 1 or 2 anthropometrists. They included Lizeka Miza, Siphesihle Dantile, Sive Mdutyana, Mandisi Nkopo; Vuyolwethu George and Kgoboko Kgoboko. A total of 190 participants were measured during the data collection week. This survey is conducted on an annual basis, and thus the HMS Department is hoping to continue the relationship with ERGOTECH.

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