Kassu Jilcha*, Beimnet Kinfe and Girma Telila
School of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Addis Ababa Institute of Technology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
*Corresponding Author: Kassu Jilcha, School of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Addis Ababa Institute of Technology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
Received: December 13, 2019; Published: January 07, 2020
Among the many public transportation modes found in Ethiopia, buses are the most popular means of transport both in rural and urban areas of the country. The locally built buses are becoming common where they can be fabricated in local garages of big cities of Ethiopia. These busses are built locally where usually imported trucks cabin and loading decks are dismounted and the trucks are converted to passengers’ buses adding passenger’s seats and canopies with related accessories. Nevertheless, so much complaints are heard on the design of the air conditioning and seats framework material and dimension of these Isuzu NPR buses locally named’ Kitkit’ where passengers are facing discomfort, fatigue, stress and health related issues. A descriptive survey research method was employed in order to assess the current status of passenger comfort in minibus around Addis Ababa city. This study attempted to show the results and findings based on the secondary and primary data obtained from different sources. Subjective method had been carried out in the form of questionnaire. In this study the seat and anthropometric dimension measurements were considered as objective methods requiring the output in the form of data interpretation from the measuring device.
Keywords:Transportation; Ergonomics; Anthropometry; Safety; Comfortability
Citation: Kassu Jilcha., et al. “Safety and Health Suitability of Locally Built Isuzu NPR (Kitkit) Buses with Ergonomic Consideration”. Acta Scientific Paediatrics 4.2 (2020): 01-06.
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