Anthropometric Calibration of Virtual Mannequins through Cluster Analysis and Content-based Retrieval of 3-D Body Scans

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ConferenceIEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference(IMTC2005), May 17-19, 2005., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
AbstractComputer generated models of the human body generally do not adequately model the complex human morphology. These models therefore do not reflect the anthropometric realities and are not specific enough for commercial use. This paper presents an approach to calibrate virtual models through the use of body measurements as obtained from an anthropometric data set. In this approach, the measurements are used to group three-dimensional body scans into clusters. The virtual mannequins are then calibrated by using the measurements of nearest cluster member. In this way, highly realistic, accurate virtual mannequins are created.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Information Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number47439
NPARC number8913650
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