A new method is presented for statistical modeling of three-dimensional torso shape for use in designing chairs and seats.Read more
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Principal component analysis and radial basis functions are used to represent intact and osteoarthritic glenoid geometries to guide implant design and surgical planning.
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Users belonging to minority populations are likely to experience higher rates of disaccommodation than those dominating the target user groups.
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The results of the analysis and subsequent design recommendations are compared with the actual design evolution of the iPhone product line. For certain subsystems, this comparison reveals a divergence in Apple’s design decision-making from the evolution recommended by the GVI technique.
Designing for human variability frequently necessitates an estimation of the spatial requirements of the intended user population. These measures are often obtained from “proportionality constants” which predict the lengths of relevant anthropometry using stature. This approach is attractive because it is readily adapted to new populations–only knowledge of a single input, stature, is necessary to obtain the estimates. The mostRead more
While the methodology proposed in this paper is not a replacement for gathering true anthropometric data from populations of interest, it is a useful tool for estimating larger sets of anthropometry when only a few measures (such as stature and BMI) are available.Read more
Two sizing strategies that can each be considered “optimal” are presented.Read more
This presentation discusses the effects of variability in installers on the design target backset.Read more
One important source of variability in the performance and success of products designed for use by people is the people themselves. In many cases, the acceptability of the design is affected more by the variability in the human users than by the variability attributable to the hardware from which the product is constructed. Designing for human variability as an inherentRead more
Including preference in anthropometry-driven models for design received the Design Automation Committee’s best paper award at the 2007 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences in Las Vegas, NV. The award was sponsored by Ford. Chris Garneau and Prof. Matt Parkinson were the co-authors.Read more
An approach to design that includes variability related to both preference and anthropometry.Read more
The approach takes into account body dimensions, balance, and postural cost to create continuous models that can be used to assess designs with respect to both maximal and submaximal reaches.Read more
The most common approaches to DfHV, including traditional approaches from Human Factors and Ergonomics, are compared.Read more