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Anthropometric dataset for the German working-age population using 3D body scans from a regional epidemiological health study and a weighting algorithm

For the ergonomic design of workplaces and products, a representative anthropometric dataset of the working-age population is needed. As body proportions are constantly changing and the latest publicly available dataset for Germany was published in 2004 (data collection period 1999-2002), the aim of this study was to create and publish an updated anthropometric dataset of the German working-age population. Within a regional epidemiological health study, 3D body scan data from 2313 subjects were collected and used to create an anthropometric dataset with a total of 39 ISO 7250-1 measures. To approximate the goal of generating representative values for Germany, the collected regional dataset was weighted with an algorithm, using values from a known nationally representative survey. Based on the weighted dataset, a gender stratified percentile table with values for the 5th, 50th, and 95th percentile was calculated.

The complete article is published in the Journal "Ergonomics" (2022).

Bibliographic information

D. Bonin, A. Ackermann, D. Radke, M. Peters, S. Wischniewski:
Anthropometric dataset for the German working-age population using 3D body scans from a regional epidemiological health study and a weighting algorithm
in: Ergonomics 2022. pages 1-25, Project number: F 2396, DOI: 10.1080/00140139.2022.2130440

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Research Project

Project numberF 2396 StatusCompleted Project Digital Ergonomics: Virtual anthropometry for safe and ergonomic product and work system design

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