Paper 16.201

K. H. Kim et al., "A Parametric Model of Shoulder Articulation for Virtual Assessment of Space Suit Fit", in Proc. of 7th Int. Conf. on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 2016, pp. 201-207,


A Parametric Model of Shoulder Articulation for Virtual Assessment of Space Suit Fit


K. Han KIM 1, Karen S. YOUNG 1, Yaritza BERNAL 2, Abhishektha BOPPANA 3,
Linh Q. VU 2, Elizabeth A. BENSON 4, Sarah JARVIS 4, Sudhakar L. RAJULU 5

1 Leidos, Inc., Houston, TX, USA;
2 Geologics Corp., Houston, TX, USA;
3 NSBRI, Houston, TX, USA;
4 MEI Technologies, Inc., TX, USA;
5 NASA Johnson Space Center, TX, USA


Suboptimal suit fit is a known risk factor for crewmember shoulder injury. Suit fit assessment is however prohibitively time consuming and cannot be generalized across wide variations of body shapes and poses. In this work, we have developed a new design tool based on the statistical analysis of body-shape scans. This tool is aimed at predicting the skin deformation and shape variations for any body size and shoulder pose for a target population. This new process, when incorporated with CAD software, will enable virtual suit fit assessments, predictively quantifying the contact volume, and clearance between the suit and body surface at reduced time and cost.


Full paper: 16.201.pdf
Proceedings: 3DBST 2016, 30 Nov.-1 Dec. 2016, Lugano, Switzerland
Pages: 201-207
DOI: 10.15221/16.201

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