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  • 26 Mar 2014 10:41 AM | Johan Molenbroek (Administrator)
    sizes of school furniture

    Abstract

    The mismatch between students and school furniture is likely to result in a number of negative effects, such as uncomfortable body posture, pain, and ultimately, it may also affect the learning process. This study's main aim is to review the literature describing the criteria equations for defining the mismatch between students and school furniture, to apply these equations to a specific sample and, based on the results, to propose a methodology to evaluate school furniture suitability. The literature review comprises one publications database, which was used to identify the studies carried out in the field of the abovementioned mismatch. The sample used for testing the different equations was composed of 2261 volunteer subjects from 14 schools. Fifteen studies were found to meet the criteria of this review and 21 equations to test 6 furniture dimensions were identified. Regarding seat height, there are considerable differences between the two most frequently used equations. Although seat to desk clearance was evaluated by knee height, this condition seems to be based on the false assumption that students are sitting on a chair with a proper seat height. Finally, the proposed methodology for suitability evaluation of school furniture should allow for a more reliable analysis of school furniture.

  • 26 Mar 2014 10:34 AM | Johan Molenbroek (Administrator)
    Project by students TUDelft http://youtu.be/-y_IygWfHOA
  • 20 Feb 2014 2:53 AM | Hein Daanen

    Over the years whole body scanners increased in resolution and dropped in price. A recent overview of the current status is availabe in: Daanen, H.A.M., Ter Haar, F.B. 3D Whole body scanners revisited. Displays 34: 270 - 275, 2013: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S014193821300070X


     

  • 20 Feb 2014 2:47 AM | Hein Daanen

    The National Fashion congress in The Netherlands http://www.nationaalmodecongres.nl/ will take place March 27th in Arnheim.

    There will be a workshop on glove fitting, led by Prof. Daanen of the AMFI-Amsterdam Fashion Institute in close collaboration with Laimbock (www.laimbock.net). Attendees will measure the best fitting gloves, their hands and analyze the link between the two.

  • 20 Feb 2014 2:45 AM | Hein Daanen
    The 5th Int. Conference on 3D Body Scanning Technologies,
    21-22 October 2014, Lugano, Switzerland is announced.

    The 1st call is available at the following link:
    http://www.3dbodyscanning.org/2014/docs/3dbst2014_1stcall.pdf
  • 13 Jan 2014 10:44 PM | Daisy Veitch (Administrator)

    A series of new reports has been published on 20 December 2013 by Safe Work Australia.

    These reports focus on the evidence and method for developing and conducting a Body Sizing Survey that for the first time which includes Fit Mapping as part of the data collection. Fit mapping is the relationship between anthropometry and fit metrics.  Fit metrics is the measurement of fit (apparel/PPE and environment).

    This is needed because there is currently no underlying principles that translate body measurements into products that fit.

    This is intended as a template for any country to develop and use.

    Anthropometric surveys undertaken in other countries have helped improve work health and safety, increase productivity and reduce inefficiency. But this is the first one to focus on principles of fit.

    This report builds on the 2009 Australian Safety and Compensation Council report “Sizing Up Australia: How contemporary is the anthropometric data Australian designers use?’ which found Australia needs a body sizing survey.

    For the reports see:

    http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/about/publications/pages/sizing-up-australia
  • 18 Dec 2013 4:41 PM | Kath Robinette (Administrator)
    There are a few websites the publish aircraft seat dimensions but that isn't enough to really capture the discomfort for my body type.  The shape of the seat pan and back are factors, the cushioning, the angle of the back etc.  What do you think about publishing individual reviews of different aircraft & flights like we do for items we buy on the internet?  When I see a review of a garment I am considering purchasing I like to know if the reviewer is like me or not so I love it when they describe themselves.  Some companies have a checklist where the reviewer identifies age, size, and personal preferences.  We could create an website with links to flights and even seats on flights with reviews like that.  Maybe we could make it profitable to improve the seats that way.  Thoughts?
  • 29 Oct 2013 12:41 AM | Anonymous
    We have found an interesting site to do with 3D printing which we posted about on the 3rd of September 2013. 


    Has anyone seen this before? Is it a good tool? 

    We would love some feedback!
  • 17 Sep 2013 12:48 AM | Daisy Veitch (Administrator)
    Hi everyone, 

    We'd like to share some good quality teaching resources about engineering anthropomerty (anthropomerty for design purposes), so please if you could post some links to your resources here, that would be really helpful. 

    This is a good example: 
    http://www.osugiving.com/tedxostateu/page.aspx?pid=1233
  • 10 Sep 2013 1:35 AM | Daisy Veitch (Administrator)
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