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Title: Three-Dimensional Body Shape Manikins of Young Children for Child Restraint Design Open Access Deposited

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  • A laboratory study collected surface geometry data of 67 children, ages 12 to 58 months. Novel template fitting methods were employed to obtain homologous meshes and to standardize the posture. Principal component analysis and regression were used to develop a statistical body shape model (SBSM). The SBSM was exercised to create 18 manikins representing children aged 1 to 3 years, with varying size and shape.
  • These manikins represent body shape models for children weighing 9 to 23 kg in a seated posture relevant to child restraint design. The design of child restraints is guided in part by anthropometric data describing the distributions of body dimensions of children. However, three-dimensional body shape data have not been available for children younger than three years of age. These manikins will be useful for assessing child accommodation in restraints. The SBSM can also provide guidance for the development of anthropomorphic test devices and computational models of child occupants. The sampled manikins were predicted for a range of torso length and body weight dimensions. The SBSM model was exercised for two torso lengths and nine body weights to obtain 18 body shapes. The 3D shape models can be downloaded in a standard mesh format (PLY). Each body shape is accompanied by predicted landmark locations and standard anthropometric variables.
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  • 04/27/2020
  • 02/16/2017
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Jones, M. L. (2017). Three-Dimensional Body Shape Manikins of Young Children for Child Restraint Design [Data set], University of Michigan - Deep Blue Data.


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