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Ergonomic Data and IP

PostPosted: January 18th, 2016, 12:23 am
by Benjamin_Pratt
I’m thinking about creating a tool on the internet to help people understand ergonomics. Do I need to make sure I use data in the public domain? I found the US Army ansur data, but there isn’t much else available online that I can find. I can find much of what I need in books, but there is still the intellectual property right issue, and I'd much rather be able to access a digital database. Any recommendations or advice?
Thanks

Re: Ergonomic Data and IP

PostPosted: January 18th, 2016, 8:45 am
by Dan Lewis
Some of it has been done.

http://dined.io.tudelft.nl/en

Re: Ergonomic Data and IP

PostPosted: January 18th, 2016, 12:39 pm
by Generatewhatsnext
Dan Lewis wrote:Some of it has been done.

http://dined.io.tudelft.nl/en


Awesome link - thanks (of course the Dutch would have that at the ready)! I'll not have to pull out the Dreyfuss Humanscale 1/2/3 as often now.

Re: Ergonomic Data and IP

PostPosted: January 18th, 2016, 6:29 pm
by KenoLeon
NASA has some great information as well:

http://msis.jsc.nasa.gov/sections/section03.htm

I also think that dined.io which is great could be re-envisioned with todays technology, as an example a few years back I made a set of male female mannequins on Rhino which I call Bob and Sue which are sized in metric and english units for the median of the U.S. population and when doing architecture / product work I usually use them to keep my dimensions realistic, but it is a crude tool.

Re: Ergonomic Data and IP

PostPosted: January 19th, 2016, 3:42 pm
by Benjamin_Pratt
Thanks all. I just found out you responded--it was in my spam box. The delft site is the best I've seen (although it's hard to navigate, and the data is incomplete). I have to figure out the IP issue. I will put a message into the university of Wisconsin system attorneys, but they are very busy. I think it will fall under fair use. The Nasa data from 1985, and the population has changed since then Americans, for example, have grown a lot heavier!
Ben