World Engineering Anthropometry Resource



  • 03 Mar 2015 7:29 AM | Daisy Veitch (Administrator)

    If you've got anything interesting, please send me a link at daisy@sharpdummies.com.au so we can add it in our Flipboard magazine "Bodysizeshape"


  • 03 Mar 2015 7:05 AM | Daisy Veitch (Administrator)

    One of our WEAR members, Sandra Alemany, has been working on an interesting project related to the customization of insoles from the 3D reconstruction of the feet using a mobile app and 3D printing technology for the manufacturing process.

    For further details, please see:


  • 24 Feb 2015 6:41 AM | Daisy Veitch (Administrator)

    We have made a couple of help videos, not only how to join WEAR but how to log on to the databases and build a query. These videos will assist you in the data search to come up with answers to your ergonomic or human factors questions. View the help item here.

  • 11 Dec 2014 7:23 AM | Daisy Veitch (Administrator)

    Read about our CODATA blog here - recent activities

  • 25 Jun 2014 10:18 PM | Daisy Veitch (Administrator)

    We just had a wonderful conference in Canada! For those of you who want to join WEAR - you can join in two ways. 1) you can just subscribe to the newsletter for free and we will send you occasional emails letting you know some WEAR news and anything else interesting, like developments in the Global Fitmapping Group progress, or 2) if you want data, you can access AMI and ARIS for a fee. Remember if you were at the conference to use the discount code I gave you to get to discounted rate. Email me if you need any help or reminders.

    Please feel free to add comments to this blog about things you liked about the conference and anything you would like to see if we repeated the event.

    Thank you all for coming and great to see you all there!

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


    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:
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