The Human Dimensioning© Laboratory (HDL) is one of the lab/studios in the Wearable Product Design Center. Researchers in the HDL focus on measuring and analyzing the shapes and dimensions of the human body to develop wearable products that provide good fit and function. HDL body analysis equipment includes a 3D topical body scanner that can scan a human body in 8 seconds-- from top of head to tips of toes. The system captures surfaces of the human body and produces a precise 3-D representation within the computer—a “digital twin” of the person. A digital tape measure can then automatically extract approximately 100 surface measurements from the scan. Cross sections, profiles and volumes can also be analyzed. The scanner can be used to analyze body shape and size of one person or to compare shapes and sizes of many people.
Current HDL Projects include:
Human Dimensioning© Laboratory Researchers
Karen LaBat, PhD
Professor, Apparel Design and Apparel Studies
Karen Ryan, M.D.
Chad Sowers, M.S., doctoral candidate
Phelps Graduate Research Assistant
Saemee Lyu, M.S
Graduate Research Assistant
Sherry Sanden-Will, B.S.
Undergraduate Research Assistant