New technologies such as 3D simulation and digital prototyping offer endless design opportunities for gloves. One potential application is digitally draping, which can be used to improve glove fit. A pilot study with one subject was conducted to examine the feasibility of this approach applied to glove design and fit. The subject completed a fit survey and then had their hand 3D scanned. A glove was digitally draped on the subject’s hand scan in EFI Optitex®. The pressure map and mesh tool in Optitex were utilized to aid expert fit evaluations. The findings of this pilot study show that the 3D glove simulation can provide a robust understanding of fit. Designers can use this visual and quantifiable information as a way to improve glove fit during early design iterations, thereby potentially sparing resources. Additionally, better fitting gloves could potentially be an effective way at combating common hand injuries.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Advances in Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design - Proceedings of the AHFE International Conference on Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, 2019|
|Editors||Cliff Sungsoo Shin|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - 2020|
|Event||AHFE International Conference on Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, 2019 - Washington D.C., United States|
Duration: Jul 24 2019 → Jul 28 2019
|Name||Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing|
|Conference||AHFE International Conference on Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, 2019|
|Period||7/24/19 → 7/28/19|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Acknowledgement. This material is based upon work supported by the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Hatch under MIN-53-088.
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- 3D hand scans
- Design process
- Digital draping
- Glove design