Application of massive 3D head and facial scan datasets in ergonomic head-product design

Wonsup Lee, Xiaopeng Yang, Hayoung Jung, Heecheon You, Lyè Goto, Johan Molenbroek, Richard Goossens

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Abstract: 3D human body scan datasets have been collected and various techniques of post-processing, size and shape analysis, and applications in product design have been introduced. This paper is aimed to introduce techniques and cases of head-product design studies based on massive 3D head scan datasets. 3D scan datasets of the head, face and ear were collected and post-processed by editing, landmarking, alignment and measurement. For useful application of the 3D head scan datasets in head-product designs, we applied several analysis techniques such as development of a sizing system, selection of representative models, analysis of shape variation based on template-registered 3D scans and analysis of virtual fit. This paper can help understand an overview of techniques regarding massive 3D scan datasets and their applications to ergonomic product design.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-360
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of the Digital Human
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • 3D scan dataset
  • head-product design
  • sizing analysis
  • shape variation
  • optimal design technique


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