Drawing hands for glove design: Does the data match-up?

Susan L. Sokolowski, Linsey Griffin, Robin Carufel, Nokyeon Kim

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Abstract

When we teach students how to draw the human hand, we instruct them to block-out the sketch with a specific set of proportions. These are well defined in classic drawing and anatomy literature, and glove designers often use them to determine functional features, including: flex zones, padding, gussets and seams. For this pilot study, the authors used 3D hand scan data (29 subjects), collected by a Structure Sensor to understand if these proportions hold true. Anthropometric measurements of the palm and 3rd finger, were analyzed to see how well they align to the cited drawing instructions. The results found that none of the proportions hold true, as cited by the literature. Recommendations for future research include expanding the sample size for more significant results, looking at different scan tools and the differences between races, ethnicities, other cited hand proportions and specific glove users.

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
Pages68-77
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319946009
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 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
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period7/21/187/25/18

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Keywords

  • 3D scanning
  • Anthropometry
  • Drawing
  • Glove design
  • Hands

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Sokolowski, S. L., Griffin, L., Carufel, R., & Kim, N. (2019). Drawing hands for glove design: Does the data match-up? In C. S. Shin, & W. Chung (Eds.), Advances in Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design - Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, 2018 (pp. 68-77). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 790). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94601-6_9