Dimensions of the dynamic hand: Implications for glove design, fit, and sizing

Linsey Griffin, Nokeyon Kim, Robin Carufel, Susan Sokolowski, Heajoo Lee, Emily Seifert

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Abstract

Gloves are critical personal protective equipment to perform tasks in industries such as medicine, construction, and firefighting. To ensure wearer safety, comfort, and hand function, glove design requires detailed ergonomic and anthropometric analysis of the hand in motion. This study noted the absence of a 3D hand anthropometric database, and aimed to pilot test a methodology for the creation of one that included dynamic hand positions and more comprehensive anthropometric measurements. Three hand positions were scanned and 17 dimensions were analyzed for 30 subjects. Results indicate significant measurement change for both dorsal and palmar side measurements across the three hand positions, as well as significant gender differences. The results from this study will inform the creation of a national anthropometric hand survey to inform evidence-based, user-centered, ergonomic glove design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design - Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, 2018
EditorsCliff Sungsoo Shin, WonJoon Chung
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages38-48
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319946009
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
EventAHFE International Conference on Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, 2018 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Jul 21 2018Jul 25 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume790
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

ConferenceAHFE International Conference on Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period7/21/187/25/18

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was partially funded by the Minnesota Agriculture Experiment Station.

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019.

Keywords

  • 3D scanning
  • Dynamic hand
  • Hand anthropometric database

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