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HFES Publishes New “Virtual Fit” Tool


The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society has published a new tool that simplifies analysis of multivariate anthropometric accommodation, giving product designers a user-friendly method to evaluate the physical fit of products for their intended users.

For example, someone designing a chair can enter the dimensions of their product, such as width, depth, and height, into the Virtual Fit Tool to find out what percentage of users can be concurrently accommodated by all variables. Population data was created with U.S. civilian measurements from the CAESAR anthropometric dataset, as well as a recent study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute that matched overall distributions of stature, body weight, and BMI by gender.

Access the free Virtual Fit Multivariate Anthropometric Tool on the HFES website.

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