3D anthropometric investigation of head and face characteristics of Australian cyclists

Perret-Ellena, T, Skals, S, Subic, A, Mustafa El Bakri, H and Pang, T 2015, '3D anthropometric investigation of head and face characteristics of Australian cyclists', in A. Subic, F.K. Fuss, F. Alam, T.Y. Pang and M. Takla (ed.) Procedia Engineering - Proceedings of the 7th Asia-Pacific Congress on Sports Technology (APCST 2015: Volume 112), Barcelona, Spain, 23-25 September 2015, pp. 98-103.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title 3D anthropometric investigation of head and face characteristics of Australian cyclists
Author(s) Perret-Ellena, T
Skals, S
Subic, A
Mustafa El Bakri, H
Pang, T
Year 2015
Conference name APCST 2015: The Impact of Technology on Sport VI
Conference location Barcelona, Spain
Conference dates 23-25 September 2015
Proceedings title Procedia Engineering - Proceedings of the 7th Asia-Pacific Congress on Sports Technology (APCST 2015: Volume 112)
Editor(s) A. Subic, F.K. Fuss, F. Alam, T.Y. Pang and M. Takla
Publisher Elsevier BV
Place of publication Netherlands
Start page 98
End page 103
Total pages 6
Abstract Design specialists have acknowledged the need for more accurate measurements of human anthropometry through the use of 3D data, especially for the design of head and facial equipment. However, 3D anthropometric surveys of the human head are sparse in the literature and practically non-existent for Australia. Research published to date has not proposed concrete methods that can accurately address the hair thickness responsible for inaccurate representation of the head's shape. This study used a state-of-theart handheld white light scanner to digitize 3D anthropometric data of 222 participants in the Melbourne Metropolitan Area. The participants volunteered for the study consisted of 46 females and 176 males (age: 34.6 ± 12.5). The participants' head scans were aligned to a standard axis system, whereby a Hair Thickness Offset (HTO) method was introduced to more accurately describe the true shape of the head. It is envisaged that the database constructed through this research can be used as a reference for the design and testing of helmets in Australia.
Subjects Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Anthropometric survey
3D scanning
helmet
head dimensions
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.proeng.2015.07.182
Copyright notice ©2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license
ISSN 1877-7058
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