Paper A12.101

R. MacLaren Ball et al., "Anthropometric Study on Chinese Head", in Proc. of 1st Asian Workshop on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Tokyo, Japan, 2012, pp. 101-105,


Anthropometric Study on Chinese Head


Roger MacLaren BALL, Yan LUXIMON, Ho Chi Eric CHOW

School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong


Head and facial anthropometry of the Caucasian general population has long been surveyed and analyzed in numerous studies in the Western world. Similar studies have been performed in mainland China, but only specifically on the military, pilots and workers. This paper presents the results of a recent anthropometric survey conducted by SizeChina on a more general population in mainland China. A total of 1563 samples were selected, which covers a full range of ages from 18 to 71+, in both genders, from six cities in China. The current study analyzes the body height, body weight, head circumference, head length and head breadth. Normality tests were performed and most of dimensions follow normal distributions. The simple statistics by gender group, age group and location group are shown. It was found that all three head dimensions, the circumference, the length and the breadth of male are larger than those of female. Age group does demonstrate differences in terms of the head length and head breadth. In addition, there are significant differences in head dimensions among different geographic locations.


anthropometry, Chinese, 3D head scanning


Full paper: A12.101.pdf
Proceedings: 3DBST A2012, 17-18 Apr. 2012, Tokyo, Japan
Pages: 101-105

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