As approved by the CODATA General Assembly, Berlin 2004 Renewal approved by the CODATA 25th General Assembly, Beijing 2006 Renewal approved by the CODATA 26th General Assembly, Kyiv 2008 Renewal approved by the CODATA 27th General Assembly, Cape Town 2010 Renewal approved by the CODATA 28th General Assembly, Taipei 2012

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CODATA Task Groups 2013
-
2014


Report form to the 58
th

CODATA Executive Committee 15
th
-
16
th

April, 2013


A

Name of Task Group:

Anthropometric Data and Engineering (WEAR) Task Group


B

Terms of Reference of the
Task
Group:

As approved by the CODATA General A
ssembly, Berlin 2004


Renewal approved by the CODATA 25th General Assembly, Beijing 2006


Renewal approved by the CODATA 26th General Assembly, Kyiv 2008

Renewal approved by the CODATA 27th General Assembly, Cape Town
2010

Renewal approved by the CODATA 28
th General Assembly, Taipei 2012

http://www.wearanthro.org

Anthropometry is the science of human body dimensions.

Objectives of Task Group

Users of anthropometric (human body size) information want to push a butto
n to
get an answer to their application questions.


However at this point even some of
the simplest problems require an expert to intervene.


The objective of this
project is to identify and develop data models, software tools, theoretical
constructs and p
rinciples that support the development of an on
-
line world
-
wide
information system for utilizing the latest anthropometry databases in engineering
environments.

This system, the World Engineering Anthropometry Resource
(WEAR), would include not only the la
test 3D surface anthropometric data from
all over the world, but also traditional anthropometric data, fit and accommodation
information, analytic and software tools, and guidance or intelligent agents for
using the information effectively.


There are thre
e basic research issues which
must be addressed: 1) understanding the cognitive processes of an
anthropometry expert when dealing with such databases, 2) identifying a means
to computationally replicate these processes, and 3) characterizing huge
populatio
ns of 3
-
D objects (human body scans) in a manner that can be
effectively searched, mined and visualized.


Such an information system would
be able to be continually updated by registered users, and the information
contained in it distributed throughout t
he world. This front
-
end study would
determine the best potential technologies for replicating the experts and
characterizing populations of 3
-
D objects in a systems approach that takes into
account all of the other aspects and requirements of such a resou
rce. New 3
-
D
surface anthropometry data represents a valuable global resource if methods can
be developed to exploit its potential.

Anthropometric data are collected and used by all types of organizations for
many types of applications. These including uni
versities, hospitals, health
statistics departments, militaries, apparel companies, furniture manufacturers,
automobile manufacturers, safety equipment companies, aerospace companies,
and many other industries and organizations. Given the global nature of
commerce most industries are interested in data from many countries, however,
collecting this data is expensive. It would benefit everyone if the data collected by
different organizations could be quickly and easily shared. We expect to be able
to leverage

evolving Web technologies for describing semantics such as XML
Schema and RDF and to apply them to anthropometry. There are however, many
challenges including: multiple data modalities; massive database size; lack of 3D
object searching technology; measur
ement terminology differences; accessibility;
ownership issues and many more.


The technology needed to create such a
system is spread throughout the world and across many
disciplines.


Furthermore, since the information system needs to be a worldwide
res
ource it will be necessary to have participants throughout the world
collaborate from the very start of the process.


C

List of Members of the Task Group:


Ms. Daisy Veitch (Australia) (co
-
chair)

SHARP Dummies Pty Ltd

102 Gloucester Avenue, Belair SA 5052
, Australia

Tel: +61 8 8370 0202

daisy@sharpdummies.com.au



Prof. Dr.
Kathleen M. Robinette, (co
-
chair)

Oklahoma State University

College of Human Sciences

Dept. of Design, Housing & Merchandising

449 HSci

S
tillwater, OK 74078

USA

(
405) 744
-
5049

kath.robinette@
okstate.edu



Mr.
Sandy Ressler (USA)


National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)


100 Bureau Drive, STOP 8940, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA


(301) 9
75
-
3549


sressler@nist.gov


Dr. Lee Young Suk (Korea)

Chonnam University

300 yongbong
-
dong, puk
-
gu,

gwangju 500
-
757, Korea

tel: 82
-
62
-
530
-
0114

ysl@chonnam.ac.kr


Dr. Masaaki Mochimaru (Japan)

Digital Human Research Center,

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

Water Front 3F 2
-
3
-
26,Aomi,Koto
-
ku,Tokyo 135
-
0064, Japan

TEL: +81
-
3
-
3599
-
8194

m
-
mochimaru@aist.go.jp


Dr. Makiko Kouchi (Japan)

Digital Human Research Center,

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST
)

Water Front 3F 2
-
3
-
26,Aomi,Koto
-
ku,Tokyo 135
-
0064, Japan

TEL: +81
-
3
-
3599
-
8194

m
-
kouchi@aist.go.jp


Prof. Dr. Régis

Mollard (France)

Universite Paris Descartes,

LATI
-
Ergo

45 rue des Saints
-
Peres 75270 Paris Cedex

06


France

+33 (0) 1 42 86 20 41

regis.mollard@parisdescartes.fr


Dr. Marion Wolff (France)

Universite Paris Descartes,

LATI
-
Ergo

45 rue des Saints
-
Peres 75270 Paris Cedex 06


France

+33 (0) 1 42 86

20 74

marion.wolff@parisdescartes.fr


Prof. Dr. Hein Daanen, PhD. (Netherlands)

TNO

PO Box 23, 3769 ZG Soesterberg, The Netherlands

+31 888 665 948

Hein.daane
n@tno.nl


Dr. Johan Molenbroek, (Netherlands)

Delft University of Technology, Faculty Industrial Design Engineering

Landbergstraat 15, 2628CE, The Netherlands

tel +31
-
15
-
2783086

j.f.m.molenbroek@tudelft.nl


Ms. Karen Bredenkamp (South Africa)

Ergonomics Technologies

PO Box 6264

Pretoria 0001, South Africa

Tel: +27 12 665
-
9400

karen@ergotech.co.za



Dr. Maria Cristina Palmer Lima Zamberlan (Brasil)

National Institu
te of Technology, Ergonomics Laboratory / Industrial Design
Division

Av. Venezuela 82
-

Térreo
-

Anexo 4, Centro
-

Rio de Janeiro 20081
-
312,
Brazil

55 21 2123
-
1005

mariazam@int.gov.br



Dr. Carla Patrícia Guimarães

(Brasil)

National Institute of Technology, Ergonomics Laboratory / Industrial Design
Division

Av. Venezuela 82
-

Térreo
-

Anexo 4, Centro
-

Rio de Janeiro 20081
-
312,
Brazil

55 21 2123
-
1005

cpguimas@aol.com.br



Ms

Flávia C. H. Pastura (Brasil)

National Institute of Technology, Ergonomics Laboratory / Industrial Design
Division

Av. Venezuela 82
-

Térreo
-

Anexo 4, Centro
-

Rio de Janeiro 20081
-
312,
Brazil

55 21 2123
-
1005

Flavia.pastura@int.gov.br


Dr. Mao
-
Jiun Wang

(Taiwan)

National Tsing Hua University

101, Section 2 Kuang Fu Road, Hsinchu, Taiwan 300, Republic of China


886
-
03
-
5717470

mjwang@ie.nthu.edu.tw


Dr. Chang Shu (Canada)

Visual Information Technology, Institute for Information Technology, National
Res
earch Council

1200 Montreal Road, Building M
-
5, Ottawa (Ontario) K1A 0R6 Canada

tel: +1 (613) 993
-
7892

chang.shu@ nrc
-
cnrc.gc.ca


Sandra Alemany

INSTITUTO DE BIOMECÁNICA DE VALENCIA

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia • Edificio 9C

Camino de Vera s/n • 460
22 VALENCIA (ESPAÑA)

Tel. +34 96 387 91 60 • Fax +34 96 387 91 69

sandra.alemany@ibv.upv.es


Mr. Huaining Cheng

Air Force Research Laboratory

711 HPW/RHXBA

2800 Q Street

Wright
-
Patterson AFB, OH
45433
-
7947

(937) 785
-
9333

huaining.Cheng@wpafb.af.mil



D
Work plan for the
Task
Group
:




2013
Activity
Work
activity
plan
:



S
et up a WEAR
data
network node at Oklahoma State University

in
April 2013



Setup a WEAR user website separate to the data server wi
th user
resources for members, May 2013
, http://www.wear.camp7.org



Hold a
n anthropometry

symposium with proceedings
and
anthropometry workshop
in conjunction with 3D Body Scanning,
Orange County CA, USA in Nov. 2013,
http://www.3dbodyscanning.org/2013/conference.html#program


2
014

Activity Work
plan
:





Publish a
rticles in the CODATA Data Science Journal or other refereed
Journals
ht
tp://www.codata.org/dsj




Hold a
n anthropometry

symposium with proceedings
and short course
in conjunction with ASTM International Committee Week, Toronto,
Canada

http://www.astm.org




Data products, Web resources, tool
s, or other digital outputs


Currently the WEAR website is hosted by the United States Air Force but WEAR
plans to move to a more independent model. We plan to purchase space on a
server to relocate the website. WEAR plans to publish video tutorials to edu
cate
users on anthropometric and WEAR database use.


Other products or accomplishments


Many members from the task group actively contribute to new developments in
anthropometry, in particular 3D data capture and processing. Relatively new is
the explorat
ion of 4D scan systems, which means real time instantaneous 3D
scanning.



2012 Brazil Meeting
:
In 2012 more than a thousand people attended the IEA
Conference in Recife, Brazil. CODATA Task Group members organized four
anthropometric sessions in which 23

papers were presented, see attached list.
CODATA funding and support was acknowledged and advertised during session
S17 and S19. There was interest from representatives of Nigeria and Bahrain in
using the resource to model their own national sizing survey
s.


Short courses on WEAR and anthropometry are planned in
USA

(2013),
and
Canada (2014). There will also be preparation for the next IEA Conference due to
be held in Australia (2015).



E

Task Group Budget Plan 2013
:


Travel support for task group member

to the
anthropometry
symposium &
workshops in Orange County CA
, USA
.

Estimated budget $10,000 USD


F
Task Group Budget Plan 2014
:


Travel support for task group member to the
anthropometry
symposium &
short
course

in
Toronto Canada
.

Estimated budget

$10,000 USD.



G
If you require funding from CODATA for activit
ies of the Group please
specify
h
ow
much you will require in 2012 and 2014

and the ca
tegory
of

expenses e.g. Travel,
web support.



(Please see Expense Guidelines document attached)


Task

group members volunteer their time and services, data servers, equipment,
facilities etc. for all activities
. The only CODATA funding support requested is to
assist with travel expenses for some of the members who are traveling the
greatest distances or
with the greatest need to enable them to participate in the
symposium, workshops, and short courses.


H


Other information/requests


Australian Body Sizing Survey


The Australian Government via SafeWork Australia has commissioned a report
on determining

the minimum method and minimum scientific parameters fo
r the
Australian Body Sizing Sur
vey, but the methods defined could be used for
surveys in other countries. Papers detailing specific technical detail could
potentially
be published in the CODATA

Data Science Journal
(
http://www.codata.org/dsj
)