BodySizeShape

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.

Science

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> …

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

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 man in the U.S. has a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 29, while in Japan, a 23.7?<p>Artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm, the man behind this …

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 …

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 …

Passengers asked to weigh in

A decision by Samoa Air to charge customers based on their weight has sparked fears that it will punish people who cannot control their size.<p>The …

Airlines

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, PhD, CPE 11th October 2017<p>How much should we budget for ergonomics? Who should pay for it? Do we really need it? What value can we …

Ergonomics

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 …

Women's Fitness

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

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 …

Great Depression

WEAR bodysizeshape.com

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