Parametric body shape model of standing children aged 3-11 years

Ergonomics
Byoung-Keon Park, Matthew P Reed

Abstract

A statistical body shape model (SBSM) for children was developed for generating a child body shape with desired anthropometric parameters. A standardised template mesh was fit to whole-body laser scan data from 137 children aged 3-11 years. The mesh coordinates along with a set of surface landmarks and 27 manually measured anthropometric variables were analysed using principal component (PC) analysis. PC scores were associated with anthropometric predictors such as stature, body mass index (BMI) and ratio of erect sitting height to stature (SHS) using a regression model. When the original scan data were compared with the predictions of the SBSM using each subject's stature, BMI and SHS, the mean absolute error was 10.4 ± 5.8 mm, and 95th percentile error was 24.0 ± 18.5 mm. The model, publicly available online, will have utility for a wide range of applications. Practitioner Summary: A statistical body shape model for children helps to account for inter-individual variability in body shapes as well as anthropometric dimensions. This parametric modelling approach is useful for reliable prediction of the body shape of a specific child with a few given predictors such as stature, body mass index and age.

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Oct 21, 2016·Accident; Analysis and Prevention·Yunzhu MengCostin D Untaroiu
Dec 13, 2016·Traffic Injury Prevention·Byoung-Keon D ParkMatthew P Reed
Jan 11, 2019·American Journal of Physical Anthropology·Laura MedialdeaMaría Dolores Marrodán
Feb 20, 2019·Ergonomics·Femke DanckaersJan Sijbers
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May 9, 2021·Journal of Biomechanics·Abhishektha Boppana, Allison P Anderson

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Methods Mentioned

BETA
PCA

Software Mentioned

Kinect
ScanWorX
Jack
MeshLab
SBSM

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