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The OSE/IP laboratories have access to many anthropometry data sources including The CAESAR Anthropometric Database (North American Edition). This extensive database product includes measurements from the entire North American population sample (2,400 male and female subjects, aged 18-65) including demographics (in comma delimited text and Excel spreadsheet formats). This database includes 3-D model scans in addition to traditional 1-D measurements. The camera views from the 3-D scan have been accurately stitched together to provide complete 3-D models of each pose. Scanned poses include standing, relaxed seated, and coverage poses. In addition the database contains 40 traditional (1-D) measurements that were done with a tape measure and caliper. Extracted 1-D measurements using landmarks from the scans - standing and relaxed seated poses are also included (both in comma-delimited text and Excel spreadsheet formats). All measurements are presented in both English and metric units. Several reports are also included that cover protocol of how data were generated for the population of the United States of America (18-65). In addition, the OSE/IP laboratories use anatomical models to help students visualize anatomical structures and understand how anatomical structures limit and constrain motions, particular for individuals with extreme anthropometric characteristics.
This anthropometric database is utilized for various products and work systems design projects and also will be used for undergraduate and graduate level courses, including Ergonomics I (INSY 7060), Ergonomics II (INSY 7070), and Human Factors Engineering (INSY 7080).