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Proceedings of CAD'14, 2014, 115-117
Functional 3D Human Model Design: A Pilot Study based on Surface Anthropometry and Infrared Thermography

Huang Chao, Ameersing Luximon, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Kwok-Wing Yeung, Clothing Industry Training Authority, Hong Kong

Abstract. The information of human body is crucial in many areas such as product design, medical science, engineering and manufacturing.  3D human models are increasingly adopted to enhance the efficiency and sustainability in these human centered disciples. In recent years, a growing trend on functional and smart products have aroused the popularity among the consumers.  The traditional geometry human model based on linear and non-linear anthropometry (e.g. 3D body scanning), which conveys size, shape, surface and volume properties of human being, may not fully satisfy the requirements for further research and rapid development on functional design. There is a necessity toward launching functional human model design. 3D body scanners, as instruments to capture the whole body and create a set of dimensionally accurate data, are widely used in human surface modeling. With the technological innovations, sufficient data related to internal human body can be cheaply obtained using computed tomography (CT), X-ray, positron emission tomography (PET), ultrasound imaging, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and Infrared thermography (IRT).

Keywords. Functional human model, human modeling, surface anthropometry, 3D body scanning, thermography, thermal human model

DOI: 10.14733/cadconfP.2014.115-117