ANTHROPOMETRIC CONSIDERATIONS IN CB GLOVE RESEARCH USING COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN

Authors
  1. Hidson, D.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The paper describes the application for detailed anthropometric data to the design and manufacture of a prototype CB (chemical/biological) protective glove. Data were extracted from an anthropometric study relating to hands and glove design. The sizing system was considered and dimensions chosen from one of the sizes (the 'regular-large'). Fingers of constant diameter were chosen and some dimensions defining the hand thickness at the palm. Two different prototypes are described here, the latter version (GLOVE5) incorporating more anthropometric data than the first (GLOVE4). Wrist circumferences and palm depth were important additions to the latter model. Two prototypes were designed and CNC machining programs constructed for each. Machining was performed on a three-axis CNC mill with a Fanuc controller. The prototypes were made in two parts separated at the mid-plane and subsequently joined together at that plane. Upon completion of the models, latex glove forms were manufactured by a dipping process to produce gloves suitable for preliminary dexterity testing.
Report Number
DREO-TN-92-26 — Technical Note
Date of publication
01 Jun 1992
Number of Pages
85
DSTKIM No
93-01875
CANDIS No
129743
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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