Is anyone familiar with a published for source body measurement data besides the “Measure of Man” by Henry Dreyfuss? I’m working on a seating project and have been told that the measurements compiled in this publication are not accurate and outdated.
I am building prototypes for user input but want to be as informed as I can.
any useful input is appreciated
They’re not outdated as far as I know. The revised edition is dated 2002.
On page 4 they list original data sets:
- Pheasant 1996, civilian anthro data
Roebuck 1995, small summary data
The Military Handbook: Anthropometry of US Military Personnel
White 1982, detailed anthro on the foot
Anthropometry of infants, children and youths to age 18 for product safety design, by the Society of Automotive Engineers, 1977
I personally use Dreyfuss and “Human Dimension & Interior Space” as references.
Many people are compiling proprietary body-scan databases. Check out CAESAR:
http://www.sae.org and http://www.hec.afrl.af.mil/cardlab
“Virtual Humans” are another route, check out…