Development of the AFRL CAESAR Web User Interface 2007-01-2469
Civilian American and European Surface Anthropometry Resource (CAESAR) (Robinette, et al., 2002) is an anthropometric database containing the latest civilian population survey of three countries representing the NATO countries: the United States of America, The Netherlands, and Italy. There are many potential applications for the CAESAR database in the anthropometry, ergonomics, and biometrics fields because it provides individual and standardized one-mode data instead of summarized population information such as percentiles. However, people are not using CAESAR more frequently because it is too difficult to access at present. To facilitate the sharing of this valuable resource, the CARD Lab (Computerized Anthropometric Research and Design Laboratory) in the Air Force Research Laboratory has been developing a web application, ARIS (Anthropometry Research Information Systems), to offer CAESAR data search and analysis as well as raw data visualization and extraction. ARIS consists of two components. The front-end user interface was designed for two groups of potential users. An atlas-type graphics interface targets casual users, and a menu-driven detailed search interface satisfies the needs of advanced users. The back-end database was designed to handle not only the CAESAR database but also other anthropometric databases collected by the CARD Lab over the years. The objective is to provide a new capability to make the right anthropometric information available to anyone, anywhere.