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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Advances in Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design - Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, 2018|
|Editors||Cliff Sungsoo Shin, WonJoon Chung|
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - 2019|
|Event||AHFE International Conference on Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, 2018 - Orlando, United States|
Duration: Jul 21 2018 → Jul 25 2018
|Name||Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing|
|Conference||AHFE International Conference on Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, 2018|
|Period||7/21/18 → 7/25/18|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was partially funded by the Minnesota Agriculture Experiment Station.
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- 3D scanning
- Dynamic hand
- Hand anthropometric database