3D Hand Scanning to Digital Draping for Glove Design

Linsey Griffin, Emily Seifert, Chris Curry, Susan Sokolowski

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design - Proceedings of the AHFE International Conference on Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, 2019
EditorsCliff Sungsoo Shin
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages112-123
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030204693
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020
EventAHFE International Conference on Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, 2019 - Washington D.C., United States
Duration: Jul 24 2019Jul 28 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume968
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

ConferenceAHFE International Conference on Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, 2019
CountryUnited States
CityWashington D.C.
Period7/24/197/28/19

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Keywords

  • 3D hand scans
  • Design process
  • Digital draping
  • Glove design

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Griffin, L., Seifert, E., Curry, C., & Sokolowski, S. (2020). 3D Hand Scanning to Digital Draping for Glove Design. In C. S. Shin (Ed.), Advances in Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design - Proceedings of the AHFE International Conference on Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, 2019 (pp. 112-123). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 968). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-20470-9_14