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.
Digital Human Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), CREST, JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency), National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE)
Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering Symposium
SAE 2004 Transactions Journal of Aerospace-V113-1