Paper 10.395

D. Montano et al., "Apparel-Oriented Anthropometric Database of Colombian Military Personnel", in Proc. of 1st Int. Conf. on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 2010, pp. 395-403,


Apparel-Oriented Anthropometric Database of Colombian Military Personnel


David MONTANO, Ana Maria POLANCO, Alejandro MARANON

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia


This work addresses the need for developing an anthropometric database of the Colombian military personnel, as a part of the ongoing project "Composite materials for ballistic protections systems", funded by the Military Industry of Colombia (INDUMIL). In this paper are presented the results obtained in the first stage of the database construction, in compliance with international standards ISO 15535 and ISO 8559.
In this phase, a total of 99 subjects were scanned using a [TC]2 NX-16 Full Body Scanner. The 3D body models obtained allowed the extraction of 44 anthropometric parameters, which were processed and reported using descriptive statistics. A quality control procedure was implemented to identify outlying values corresponding to defective body models. A validation procedure is proposed based on the assumption that body dimensions are distributed normally.
All but one of the data sets were found to follow the standard Gaussian Distribution at the 95% confidence level, which is a good indicator of the consistency of data extraction and processing among all subjects.
A statistical description of the colombian military population has never been reported in the literature, therefore the military industry is lacking of very important information for addressing the needs of fit, comfort and coverage that protective equipment must deliver to military personnel. This work is intended to be the first of its kind for colombian population, and it will be a very powerful tool for designers and military garment developers, which will use reliable data about the anthropometric dimensions of their target population.


Anthropometric database, Full body scanning, Quality control and data validation


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Proceedings: 3DBST 2010, 19-20 Oct. 2010, Lugano, Switzerland
Pages: 395-403

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