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By Sandy Ressler | A mag for the anthropometry community & WEAR (World Engineering Anthropometry Resource) organization. http://www.bodysizeshape.com for more info.

3D Cameras: Practical Tool Or Techie Gimmick?

From body scans to furniture measurements, ABC's Tina Trinh found new uses for the high-tech cameras.

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Insoles customized using a smartphone

<b>Sandra Alemany Mut, Eduardo Parrilla Bernabé, José Navarro García, Francisco Fos Ros, Francisco J. Matey González, Julio A. Vivas Vivas, Jordi Uriel</b> …

Sizing up Australia - the next step

This report focuses on the evidence and method for developing and conducting the first Australian Body Sizing Survey.<p>If developed and conducted, the …

Three in four office workers blame desks for sickness: Badly set up desks and chairs cost companies £7bn each year

• One in 20 even blame a ‘sick office’ for forcing them to quit their job<br>• Half of office workers say they've had no workstation risk assessment in the …

Full Body Scanning with the Scan-O-Tron 3000

When the 3D scanning software ReconstructMe came out last year, I was really excited about scanning people, but the plethora of office-chair-spin 3D prints shared online left me a little disappointed. I wanted more!<p>Some people were doing full-body scans, but it involved painstaking work using …

Shirtless Americans Next To People From Skinnier Countries Show How Fat We Are

Nothing says you’ve got a few pounds to lose like looking in the mirror. Here, an artist holds up a mirror to America’s expanding waist line.<p>The obesity crisis is hard to visualize. There are maps, sure, and lots of statistics. But what does it really mean when we say that the average middle-aged …

5 Ways Body Scanners Could Make Fitting Rooms Obsolete

<b>Far too many hours of our lives are squandered</b> trying on clothes. But as more apparel companies catch on to 3D body scanning technology, the fitting room could become a thing of the past. Within seconds, 3D body scanners take a snapshot of the human form and produce a 3D replica, with complete …

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Poor fit costs sales for designers

Clothing designers are losing at least 15 per cent in sales because of inaccurate sizing and fit and even more because they don't offer clothes in a …

Fat charge turbulence

Passengers asked to weigh in<p>Getty Images<p>BIT OF A STRETCH: Samoa Air is calculating ticket prices based on the combined weight of the passenger and …

Air Travel Trends WestJet and JetBlue shrinking legroom to increase revenues

Call it the incredible shrinking legroom, or call it an airline seating trend. Whatever you want to call it, tall travelers should take note.<p>JetBlue …

Airline squeeze: It's not you, 'it's the seat'

If you're on a flight -- especially a long one -- a coach class seat can be a chair of torture.<p>It doesn't take much these days to ruin a perfectly …

No such size as average

The apparel industry is still dogged by problems resulting from poor guesswork about garment sizes, and many people still cannot find clothes that …

Blog | Ergoweb

Peter Budnick 27th June 2017<p>Sustainable sounds like one of those corporate buzzwords that come and go, but the meaning behind it will always ring …

Standing Desks

Defying Gravity: How to Build a Stronger, Defined Butt

The Science Behind Your Booty<p>I'm alone with a handsome young doctor who has his hands down my shorts, but neither of us is too happy about it. Joseph …

SHARP Dummies

<b>Medical Manikins</b><p>SHARP Dummies has produced several medical manikins, a lactating manikin for testing fit of breast pumps and nursing bras, a manikin …

Research | Human Centered Design | WEAR: World Engineering Anthropometry Resource

Feb 6th (wed) xBiometric and WEAR joint conference<p><b>Morning:</b><p><b>xBiometric session</b><p>09:30-09:50<p>Continuous and Longitudinal data storing<br>of personal helth …

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Bookmarklet & Chrome Extension<p>Collect anything from the web<p>Easily drag the bookmarklet into your web toolbar, then just tap it to save articles, videos and more into your Flipboard magazines.<p>Drag this button to<br>your bookmarks bar<p>Are you a Chrome fan? <br>Get the Chrome extension here.<p>Share Button<p>Let …

Bigger and healthier: European men grow 11cm in a century | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - The average height of European men grew by a surprising 11 centimeters from the early 1870s to 1980, reflecting significant improvements in health across the region, according to new research published on Monday.<p>Contrary to expectations, the study also found that average height …

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WEAR bodysizeshape.com

The World Engineering Anthropometry Resource (WEAR) is a group of interested experts involved in the application of anthropometry data for design …