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ISO/NP 15535 - Link to New Work Item Proposal

Please be advised that a New Work Item Proposal has been loaded to the BSI Standards Development Portal for comment. We hope this will assist in increasing awareness of the Standards Development Portfolio.

Any comments received will be submitted to PH/9 – Applied ergonomics, for consideration when deciding the UK response to ISO. Proposal: ISO/NP 15535 General requirements for establishing anthropometric databases. Please visit

Comment period end date: 16/04/2021


UNCHANGED FROM CURRENT SCOPE: This International Standard specifies general requirements for anthropometric databases and their associated reports that contain measurements taken in accordance with ISO 7250-1.

It provides necessary information, such as characteristics of the user population, sampling methods, measurement items and statistics, to make international comparison possible among various population segments. The population segments specified in this International Standard are people who are able to hold the postures specified in ISO 7250-1.


The purpose of this revision is to append an extra formula for estimating minimum sample size in the Annex A. The annex describes required minimum sample size for data for a database. and An additional formula is necessary in a cases where there is a reason to think that larger sample size is necessary, ex. a case where normality of a the data is suspicious. This addition improves accuracy and properness robustness of future projects for building anthropometric databases.

Adding to the revision above, the Annex C and Annex I have been revised to harmonize with a new numbering system and definitions of the ISO 7250-1:2017. Annex G and Annex H have been removed for the coherence of this standard since these ‘informative’ Annexes are not cited from anywhere and they contain just only duplicative or out-of-the-scope information

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