Body–Product Relationship for Aging Women Examined Through the Lens of Functional Anthropometry

Linsey Griffin, Bethany Juhnke, Colleen Pokorny, Emily Seifert, Elisheva Savvateev, Minji Yu

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The purpose of this research was to understand how measurements of the aging body change in the seated and standing positions. An integrated approach was taken to select the appropriate 3D scanning technology, develop a landmarking method, and position the body to analyze the waist–hip–thigh region. Each part of the method was developed to enable an in-depth analysis of circumference measurements and shape change, including the expansion and contraction of body shape across different postures. New 3D scanning methods to quantify diverse bodies can improve product fit and create inclusive, quality design for all.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-25
Number of pages13
JournalErgonomics in Design
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2023

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  • body–product relationship
  • design strategies for older adults
  • functional anthropometry
  • sizing and fit


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