Guide for new business and research ideas

6 Presentation of the 30 project ideas in template

6.12 AnthroSpecials – Anthropometric study using scanning 3D technology focused in growing minorities (Obesity, over weight, wheelchair users, seniors, children and people with special needs in general)

Action

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Title of the project

AnthroSpecials – Anthropometric study using scanning 3D technology focused in growing minorities (Obesity, over weight, wheelchair users, seniors, children and people with special needs in general)

Envisaged Program for funding / other sources for funding

 

 

 

 

Domain of interest

 

 

Abstract

(up to 500 words)

Anthropometric studies focus in the average body in a standing positions. The goal of these studies in different countries leave outside several minorities, some growing very fast. The industry needs to provide a dignify offer for these minorities, but real measurements, shape and knowledge of the main biotypes is not available.

A project involving different countries and partners with 3D body scanner abilities, defining a same methodology for data acquisition in different and non conventional positions, would provide the data needed for a wider knowledge of these minorities, offering the industry real data for the production of more and better products.

Keywords (up to 5)

Anthropometrics; ergonomics, 3D body scanning; inclusive design; universal design

Envisaged partners sought

SME’s involved with these types of minorities; Researchers and their institutions with experience in the use of 3D scanning technology; Institutions/Associations involved with each type of minority.

Contact data

(Name/Surname, Organization, email)

Miguel Carvalho, University of Minho, migcar@det.uminho.pt