April 30th, 2018 - Foam and Anthropometrics

posted Apr 30, 2018, 5:09 AM by Mr Becker   [ updated Apr 30, 2018, 5:31 AM ]


 The science involving the quantitative measurement of the human body.

 First applied to the bone structures of early man, then later to the study of the races and ethnic   groups of modern man.

 Developments accelerated during WWII due to the need to design better aircraft cockpits.

 In the last 20 years it has become a basic tool of all consumer product development programs.

Review this PDF on the History of Anthropometry 

and this one on Ergonomics

We will be cutting foam for our prototypes.... there are a few types....use the following worksheet to identify the different foams you may run into.  Complete this sheet and include it on your portfolio!

Foam Types Worksheet