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3DVisA Index of 3D Projects: Anthropology


Keywords: Anthropology, design, anthropometrics, 3D scanning.

This project was sposored by a number of major UK retailers and involved anthropometrical analysis of the human body. The 3D data gathered during this national survey is available to those concerned with social and medical studies, as well as new applications in product and textiles design, and other areas where the size and form of the user matter.

3D scanners were used to capture the measurements and map the body shapes of more than 11,000 males and females of different age groups across the UK, to establish the current average measurements of the British population.

Project dates: 2001-2004

Resource status: 3D data resulting from the UK National Sizing Survey, SizeUK, is available for purchase from Bodymetrics.

Contributors: Jennifer Bougourd, Senior Research Fellow, London College of Fashion, (now part of the University of the Arts, London); for commercial partners see the project website.

Sources and further details:

SizeUK website.

SizeUK on the University of the Arts London website.

Publications by Jennifer Bougourd are listed on her webpage.

Quinn, J. (2004), 'Not-so-little Britain', BBC News Online Magazine, 1 September.

Record compiled by Anna Bentkowska-Kafel. Last updated: 11 September 2006.

3DVisA gratefully acknowledges the help of ...... with preparation of this record.

SizeUK and 3DVisA, 2006.

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