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A suite of multivariate test cases for anthropometry-based design

Nadadur, G. and Parkinson, M., 2013. Proceedings of the 2nd International Digital Human Modeling Symposium . (BibTeX Citation)

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This work presents a test suite of three design problems involving spatial fit-based interactions between users and the product. The test suite allows for multivariate analyses of fit-based accommodation using anthropometric data. This process of calculating and comparing accommodation percentages is proposed as a method for a three main purposes: assessing the relative merits of different anthropometry synthesis techniques, verifying the accuracy of synthesized datasets of body dimensions, and comparing datasets of multiple populations of interest. The test suite is demonstrated in the context of an actual and synthesized target user population which are compared for an assessment of the multidimensional fidelity of an anthropometry synthesis method.