AnthropometryThe study of human body measurements especially on a comparative basis.
Generate 3-D surface data to revise current anthropometric databases of civilian males & females ages 18-65 of various weights in the U.S. and Europe.
Update & augment current body measurement database:
- Collecting new body measurements
- 2,500 U.S. & 2,500 European civilians
Collect, analyze, and report new database in a format useful to scientists & engineers around the world
data collection location
family income in the past year
Reduces guesswork about body surface measurements making it easier to use in computer-aided design & rapid prototyping.
Alleviates dependency of the measurements on subject's positioning when measured, allowing extraction of almost infinite number and variety of measurements long after subject has moved on.
First viable method for capturing 3-D data of subjects in realistic postures.
Reduces measuring differences between measurers making data sets collected by different groups more comparable (non-contact system).
|December 1997||Start Up Meeting|
|January 1998||Pilot Test Procedures|
|March 1998||First Remote Scan Set-Up|
|April 1998||Data Collection Begins U.S.|
|December 1998||Preliminary Data From First Site Delivered|
|Summer 1999||Data Collection Begins in The Netherlands|
|Late 2000||Data Collection Begins in Italy|
|Late 2000||U.S. and Netherlands Data available|
|Early 2001||Italy Data Sets available|
|September 30, 2000||U.S./North America Data Collection Complete|
|September 1, 2000||Dutch Data Collection Complete|
|February 1, 2001||Italian Data Collection Begins|
|March 30, 2001||U.S./N.A. Data Delivery|
|May 30, 2001||Dutch Data Delivery|
|September 2001||Italian Data Collection Complete|
|December 2001||Italian Data Delivered|
Data Extraction Tool
Electronic 3-D Scans
Partners (partial list)
The Boeing Company
Deere & Company
Ford Motor Company
Georgia Institute of Technology
International Truck and Engine Corporation
Johnson Controls Inc.
Laboratory of Accidentology, Biomechanics & Human Behavior
Levi Strauss & Company
Lockheed Martin Aeronautical
Magna Interior Systems Engineering
Mazda North American Operations
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Public Technologies Multimedia, Inc.
Sara Lee Knit Products
Sears Manufacturing Company
Vanity Fair, Inc.
Total Project Cost: $6,000,000
Partner Fee: $50,000
SAE is no longer accepting partners in this project. CAESAR data is projected to be available to the public approximately June 2002. Please check this website for further updates.
Primary SAE Contact
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Warrendale, PA 15096-0001
Scope & Deliverables
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