Browse Publications Technical Papers 2004-01-2191
2004-06-15

A Validation Method for Digital Human Anthropometry: Towards the Standardization of Validation and Verification 2004-01-2191

A protocol for validating anthropometric accuracy of computer manikins using a boundary family was proposed. Three commercial computer manikin systems were validated by this method, and errors were calculated for 4 dimensions (thumb tip reach, dactylion height, dactylion height, overhead and span) measured on 9 representative body forms. The validation protocol was applicable to all three systems. Results were reproducible, and the operation was not difficult. Whereas, definitions of measurements used to generate a body form in the software were unclear. The number of errors (race × representative body forms × measurements) to be evaluated may be large, but visualization and statistics can help in understanding the results.

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