Extraction of encumbered anthropometric measures from whole-body scan data

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Authors
  1. Jones, M.L.H.
  2. Lamb, M.
  3. Shih, J.M.V.
  4. Keefe, A.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Toronto Research Centre , Toronto ON (CAN)
Abstract
The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) utilizes semi-nude anthropometric data for the analysis and design of military clothing, equipment, platforms and workspaces. These measurements are critical for investigating key human factors criterion such as performance, safety, and crew station accommodation. While ISO standards such as ISO-7250-1 detail how to take anthropometric measurements of individuals who are semi-nude, there is little guidance in the literature on how to account for the effect of encumbrance on body shape and spatial claim. MIL- STD-1472G cites that because anthropometric data represent nude body measurements, “suitable adjustments (~provide clothing or equipment delta factors) in design-critical dimensions shall be made for light or heavy clothing, flying suits, helmets, boots, body armour, load-carrying equipment, protective equipment, hydration packs, and other worn or carried items”. This presents scant objective guidelines as to how much additional space is to be allowed for clothing and equipment or how to determine the spatial claim of an individual.
Keywords
encumbered anthropometry;3D Scan;traditional anthropometry
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2015-P109 — External Literature
Date of publication
26 Oct 2015
Number of Pages
5
DSTKIM No
CA041338
CANDIS No
802447
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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