Anthropometry  Apparel Sizing and Design Book

Anthropometry Apparel Sizing and Design

  • Author : Norsaadah Zakaria
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-10-05
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081026052

Anthropometry Apparel Sizing and Design Excerpt :

Anthropometry, Apparel Sizing and Design, Second Edition, reviews techniques in anthropometry, sizing system developments, and their applications to clothing design. The book addresses the need for the improved characterization of population size, weights and the shapes of consumers. This new edition presents the very latest advances, and is expanded to include in-depth coverage of sizing and fit for specific groups and applications. Sections cover the development of sizing systems, classification and body types, the use of anthropometric data, body measurement devices and techniques, including 3D scanners for the full body and for particular body parts, 4D scanning technology and motion analysis. Additional sections cover testing and the evaluation of fit and anthropometric sizing systems for particular functions, thus reflecting the increasing need for apparel to meet specific needs, such as in swimwear, protective clothing, mobility, intimate apparel, footwear and compression garments. This book will be an essential reference source for apparel designers, manufacturers, retailers and merchandisers. Its detailed information and data will also be of great interest to researchers and postgraduate students across clothing technology, product design, fashion and textiles. Reviews methods and techniques in anthropometry, sizing system development, and applications in clothing design Enables users to understand and utilize detailed anthropometric data Covers sizing and fit for particular uses, including protective clothing, compression garments, intimate apparel and footwear

Anthropometry  Apparel Sizing and Design Book

Anthropometry Apparel Sizing and Design

  • Author : Deepti Gupta
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-02-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857096890

Anthropometry Apparel Sizing and Design Excerpt :

One of the greatest challenges for the apparel industry is to produce garments that fit customers properly. Anthropometry, Apparel Sizing and Design addresses the need for improved characterization of our populations in order to tailor garments according to size, weight, and shape of consumers. This book reviews techniques in anthropometry, sizing system developments, and their applications to clothing design. Part one considers a range of anthropometric methods. The text discusses the range of sizing systems, including data mining techniques, useful for bridging the gap between ergonomists and designers. Chapters examine three-dimensional anthropometric methods and multivariate and bivariate analysis for identifying key body dimensions. Part two then explains how to analyze anthropometric data to develop appropriate sizing systems. Here, the book discusses classification and clustering of human body shapes, the importance of national surveys, and using the data obtained to ensure inclusive design strategies. The book covers sizing systems developed for particular groups, apparel size designation, and the potential for international standardization. It considers the advantages of 3D body scanning and computer-aided design, and the use of body motion analysis to address ease allowance requirements of apparel. With its distinguished editors and international contributors, this work is an essential reference, particularly due to the specific combination of aspects of anthropometry and the sizing of clothing, for researchers, garment designers, students, and manufacturers in the clothing and fashion industry. Reviews techniques in anthropometry, sizing system developments, and their applications to clothing design Examines 3D anthropometric methods and multivariate and bivariate analysis for identifying key body dimensions Covers sizing systems developed for particular groups, apparel size designation, and the potential for international standardization

Clothing for Children and Teenagers Book

Clothing for Children and Teenagers

  • Author : Norsaadah Zakaria
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081002544

Clothing for Children and Teenagers Excerpt :

Clothing for Children and Teenagers: Anthropometry, Sizing and Fit addresses the complexities of developing size specifications for clothing aimed at seven to seventeen year olds. Children and teenagers experience rapid physical growth and alterations in body shape as they develop—changes that pose significant challenges in creating apparel sizing systems. The book begins by introducing the principles of apparel fit and sizing systems. Drawing on the author’s own fieldwork, it goes on to discuss methods of conducting anthropometric surveys in children and teenagers, and techniques for analyzing the resulting data in order to produce successful sizing systems. Introduces the principles of apparel fit and sizing systems, and discusses methods of conducting anthropometric surveys in children and teenagers Offers systematic and comprehensive coverage of the complexities associated with clothing for children and teenagers Reviews techniques in analysis and classification of children and teenagers' body shapes and sizes Covers the development, designation, and validation of an apparel sizing system for children and teenagers

Human Body Book

Human Body

  • Author : Karen L. LaBat
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-18
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 664
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429619076

Human Body Excerpt :

Human Body: A Wearable Product Designer's Guide, unlike other anatomy books, is divided into sections pertinent to wearable product designers. Two introductory chapters include many definitions, an introduction to anatomical terminology, and brief discussions of the body's systems, setting the stage for the remaining chapters. The book is extensively referenced and has a large glossary with both anatomical and design terms making it maximally useful for interdisciplinary collaborative work. The book includes 200 original illustrations and many product examples to demonstrate relationships between wearable product components and anatomy. Exercises introduce useful anatomical, physiological, and biomechanical concepts and include design challenges. Features Includes body region chapters on head and neck, upper torso and arms, lower torso and legs, the mid-torso, hands, feet, and a chapter on the body as a whole Contains short sections on growth and development, pregnancy, and aging as well as sections on posture, gait, and designing total body garments Describes important regional muscles and their actions as well as joint range of motion (ROM) definitions and data with applications to designing motion into wearable products Presents appendices correlating to each body region’s anatomy with instructions for landmarking and measuring the body, a valuable resource for a lifetime of designing

Sizing in Clothing Book

Sizing in Clothing

  • Author : S Ashdown
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2007-04-11
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845692582

Sizing in Clothing Excerpt :

The basic concepts behind sizing systems currently used in the manufacture of ready-to-wear garments were originally developed in the 19th century. These systems are frequently based on outdated anthropometric data, they lack standard labelling, and they generally do not accommodate the wide variations of body sizes and proportions that exist in the population. However, major technological improvements have made new population data available worldwide, with the potential to affect the future of sizing in many ways. New developments in computer-aided design and sophisticated mathematical and statistical methods of categorizing different body shapes can also contribute to the development of more effective sizing systems. This important book provides a critical appreciation of the key technological and scientific developments in sizing and their application. The first chapter in the book discusses the history of sizing systems and how this has affected the mass production of ready-to-wear clothing. Chapters two and three review methods for constructing new and adapting existing sizing systems, and the standardisation of national and international sizing systems. Marketing and fit models are reviewed in chapter four whilst chapter five presents an analysis of the grading process used to create size sets. Chapters six and seven discuss fit and sizing strategies in relation to function, and the communication of sizing. Mass customization and a discussion of material properties and their affect on sizing are addressed in chapters eight and nine. Military sizing and the aesthetics of sizing are detailed in chapters ten and eleven. The final chapter reviews the impact on sizing of production systems and specifications. Written by an international team of contributors, this book is an essential reference to researchers, designers, students and manufacturers in the clothing and fashion industry. Provides a critical appreciation of key technological and scientific developments

Digital Manufacturing Technology for Sustainable Anthropometric Apparel Book

Digital Manufacturing Technology for Sustainable Anthropometric Apparel

  • Author : Norsaadah Zakaria
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-06-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128241783

Digital Manufacturing Technology for Sustainable Anthropometric Apparel Excerpt :

Digital Manufacturing Technology for Sustainable Anthropometric Apparel is a thorough and practical examination of the state-of-the-art in anthropometric apparel manufacturing technology. The scale of the textiles industry, in economic as well as environmental terms, is so significant that new technologies and techniques that deliver improvements are of great global interest. Consumer preferences and government regulations are causing apparel manufacturers to prioritize sustainable practices, and at a time of unprecedented technological evolution and competitive pressure, integrating these measures with other priorities is a key challenge. By combining the expertise of contributors from the worlds of technology change management and technical textiles engineering, this book provides a unique interdisciplinary resource for organizational as well as technical implementation. Newly developed Industry 4.0 technologies are addressed, along with the latest data collection and analysis methods. Provides practical technical instructions for the implementation of new technologies for 3D body scanning, and anthropometric design and sizing Explains the latest technical methods for the collection of anthropometric data and examines related ethical issues Shows how to integrate anthropometric design methodologies into a full smart manufacturing system

Advances in Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors Book

Advances in Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors

  • Author : Ravindra S. Goonetilleke
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-06-22
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 505
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319608259

Advances in Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors Excerpt :

This book reports on the state of the art in physical ergonomics and is concerned with the design of products, process, services, and work systems to assure their productive, safe, and satisfying use by people. With focus on the human body's responses to physical and physiological work demands, repetitive strain injuries from repetition, vibration, force, and posture are the most common types of issues examined, along with their design implications. The book explores a wide range of topics in physical ergonomics, which includes the consequences of repetitive motion, materials handling, workplace safety, and usability in the use of portable devices, design, working postures, and the work environment. Mastering physical ergonomics and safety engineering concepts is fundamental to the creation of products and systems that people are able to use, as well as the avoidance of stresses and minimization of the risk of accidents. Based on the AHFE 2017 Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, July 17-21, 2017, in Los Angeles, California, USA, this book provides readers with a comprehensive view of the current challenges in Physical Ergonomics, which are a critical aspect in the design of any human-centered technological system, and factors influencing human performance.

Ergonomics for Improved Productivity Book
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Ergonomics for Improved Productivity

  • Author : Mohammad Muzammil
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-03-23
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1025
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811590542

Ergonomics for Improved Productivity Excerpt :

p="" This highly informative and carefully presented book focuses on the fields of ergonomics/human factors and discusses the future of the community vis-à-vis health problems, productivity, aging, etc. Ergonomic intercession must be seen in light of its effect on productivity because ergonomic solutions will improve productivity as the reduction of environmental stressors, awkward postures and efforts lead to a reduction in task execution time. The book provides promising evidence that the field of ergonomics continues to thrive and develop deeper insights into how work environments, products and systems can be developed to meet needs, demands and limitations of humans and how they can support productivity improvements. Some of the themes covered are anthropometry and workplace design, biomechanics and modelling in ergonomics, cognitive and environmental ergonomics, ergonomic intervention and productivity, ergonomics in transport, mining, agriculture and forestry, health systems, work physiology and sports ergonomics, etc. This book is beneficial to academicians, policymakers and the industry alike. ^

Advances in Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design Book

Advances in Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design

  • Author : WonJoon Chung
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-06-27
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319946016

Advances in Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design Excerpt :

This book provides readers with a snapshot of cutting-edge methods and procedures in industrial design, with a particular focus on human-centered and user-experience design, service design, sustainable design and applications of virtual & augmented reality. Reporting on both theoretical and practical investigations aimed at improving industrial design through interdisciplinary collaboration, it covers a wide range of topics – from design strategies to product research and planning, exhibit design, as well as new materials and color research. Based on the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, held on July 21–25, 2018, in Orlando, Florida, USA, the book offers a timely guide for industrial designers, production engineers and computer scientists.

Handbook of Research on Ergonomics and Product Design Book

Handbook of Research on Ergonomics and Product Design

  • Author : Hernández Arellano, Juan Luis
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2018-04-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 446
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522552352

Handbook of Research on Ergonomics and Product Design Excerpt :

Product design is an important field where ergonomics and human factors should be applied. To achieve this goal, effective strategies for process improvement must be researched and implemented. The Handbook of Research on Ergonomics and Product Design is a critical scholarly resource that provides new theories, methodologies, and applications of ergonomics and product design and redesign. Featuring a broad range of topics such as additive manufacturing, product analysis, and sustainable packing development, this book is geared towards academicians, practitioners, and researchers seeking current research on new theories, methods, and applications related to ergonomics and product design.

DHM and Posturography Book

DHM and Posturography

  • Author : Sofia Scataglini
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 860
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128168837

DHM and Posturography Excerpt :

DHM and Posturography explores the body of knowledge and state-of-the-art in digital human modeling, along with its application in ergonomics and posturography. The book provides an industry first introductory and practitioner focused overview of human simulation tools, with detailed chapters describing elements of posture, postural interactions, and fields of application. Thus, DHM tools and a specific scientific/practical problem – the study of posture – are linked in a coherent framework. In addition, sections show how DHM interfaces with the most common physical devices for posture analysis. Case studies provide the applied knowledge necessary for practitioners to make informed decisions. Digital Human Modelling is the science of representing humans with their physical properties, characteristics and behaviors in computerized, virtual models. These models can be used standalone, or integrated with other computerized object design systems, to design or study designs, workplaces or products in their relationship with humans. Presents an introductory, up-to-date overview and introduction to all industrially relevant DHM systems that will enable users on trialing, procurement decisions and initial applications Includes user-level examples and case studies of DHM application in various industrial fields Provides a structured and posturography focused compendium that is easy to access, read and understand

Bodyspace Book


  • Author : Stephen Pheasant
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2002-05-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135750350

Bodyspace Excerpt :

This edition has been revised to bring fresh insights into the principles and practice of anthropometrics, workspace design, sitting and seating, hands and handles, ergonomics in the office, ergonomics in the home, and health and safety at work.

Clothing Appearance and Fit Book
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Clothing Appearance and Fit

  • Author : J Fan
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2004-09-20
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845690380

Clothing Appearance and Fit Excerpt :

Fashion and beauty have helped shape history and today more than ever, we find ourselves under increasing pressure to think about what we wear, what we look good in and how best to enhance our body shape and size. Behind this seemingly superficial industry, however, lies a technical thinking firmly grounded in science and technology. In one fully comprehensive book, Clothing appearance and fit: Science and technology provides a critical appreciation of the technological developments and scientific understanding of the appearance and fit of clothing. The authors bridge the science of beauty and fashion design with garment evaluation technology, garment drape and human anthropometrics and sizing. The ten chapters of the book provide a detailed coverage of clothing appearance and fit. Chapter 1 considers body attractiveness and how it relates to clothing material and design parameters and discusses classical and contemporary theories of beauty. Chapters 2 and 3 present the industry’s techniques, methods and standards for assessing clothing appearance and fit and Chapters 4 and 5 review the research and development of objective measurement technologies for evaluating clothing appearance and fit. Fabric objective measurement, fabric properties and garment drape are covered in Chapters 6 and 7 and the R & D of body measurement, anthropometrics and sizing systems are detailed in Chapters 8 and 9. The final chapter reviews published work on garment design and pattern alteration for achieving good clothing appearance and fit. This book is an essential reference for researchers, academics, professionals and students in clothing and textile academia and industry. It includes many industrial standards, techniques and practices. Offers a critical appreciation of technological developments Incorporates user-friendly illustrations and photographs Valuable reference for students, researchers and professionals in the clothing and textile industries

Olivier Messiaen s Opera  Saint Francois d Assise Book

Olivier Messiaen s Opera Saint Francois d Assise

  • Author : Vincent Perez Benitez
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-25
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253042897

Olivier Messiaen s Opera Saint Francois d Assise Excerpt :

In this comprehensive study of Olivier Messiaen’s magnum opus, Saint François d’Assise, Vincent Perez Benitez examines the opera from both theological and musical-analytical perspectives to ask how Messiaen expresses his Catholic theology through his work. Benitez combines a close reading of the opera score with accounts from Messiaen’s associates, studies of Messiaen’s birdsong notebooks and other primary documents, and an examination of the religious, musical, poetic, and visual arts literature with which the composer was familiar to explore how the opera’s harmonic language and sound-color relationships motivate its musical meaning and expression. Through his analysis of these diverse sources and comparisons of Saint François d’Assise with other works such as Berg’s Wozzeck and Wagner’s Parsifal, Benitez places Messiaen’s compositional practice within larger musical perspectives and historical contexts.

Human Dimension   Interior Space Book

Human Dimension Interior Space

  • Author : Julius Panero
  • Publisher : Watson-Guptill
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780823072712

Human Dimension Interior Space Excerpt :

Standards for the design of interior spaces should be based on the measurement of human beings and their perception of space, with special consideration for disabled, elderly, and children