Anthropometric Validation Tool
Anthropometry refers to the measurements and distribution of the human body. Statistical data of the physical variations are used to optimize products. Initially this tool was created by Konings & Kappelhoff design agency to incorporate anthropometric data into their development process. They decided to put the anthropometric validation tool online to create funds for further development and to make it available to others.
The development was done in conjunction with dr. Johan F.M. Molenbroek, Associate Professor Applied Ergonomics at Delft University of Technology.
Video CAD Use
Available Data Sets
Please find the available data sets and the models we offer so far. After purchase you will receive an e-mail with a link and instructions that enables you to download a zip-file.
This zip-file includes:
- A pdf with the body dimensions and validation;
- Per model a SolidWorks 2009 native assembly and 33 parts.
Your purchase will help to generate funds for further development of the tool and enables us to create more sets. If you are interested in joining the project please read more here.
North Americanshow available models
Europeanshow available models
NL (the Netherlands)
The dimensions of these 3D Human Models are based on the means and standard deviations generated from the publication International Anthropometric data for workspace and machine design (ISSN-0720-1699). The source data can be found at the website from www.baua.de.
Asianshow available models
Childrenshow available models
KIMA 2 – 13 years Child Models
The dimensions of these 3D Human Models are based on the means and standard deviations generated from Kima data published in Child development, design implications, and accident prevention, L. P. A. Steenbekkers, Delft University Press, 1993. Data can also be found at: http://dined.io.tudelft.nl/dined/
Child Restraint System modelsshow available models
These models have been developed in cooperation with
Cors International; CRS experts in European requirements, directives and standards, and technical and regulatory matters concerned with the development of new CRS solutions.
i-Size Child Restraint System Models
The i-Size model set is intended for use in the development of Child Restraint Systems (CRS). This is why the models have a set body length (stature) and the sitting height, shoulder breath, hip breath and shoulder height are based on the 95%ile of children with the corresponding statures.
The dimensions of the i-Size CRS Models are based on the data published in the draft new regulation on uniform provisions concerning the approval of enhanced CRS used onboard of motor vehicles, http://www.unece.org/, December 9, 2011.
Q-dummy Child Restraint System Models
The Q-dummy model set is a virtual model of the crash dummies that were developed by Humanetics. The models are based on the anthropometry of 50th per centile children aged 0, 1, 1.5, 3 and 6 (and 10.5) years respectively as published in the draft new regulation on uniform provisions concerning the approval of enhanced CRS used onboard of motor vehicles, http://www.unece.org/, December 9, 2011.
Student Versions (not for commercial use)show available models
Free of charge (students from connected educations receive a free download code)
If you would like to obtain the student version for free, please let your teacher or professor contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
When they place a link on their website, we will provide a free download code for all their students.
NL (the Netherlands) Family (Child’s 2-3 and 8-9 year, Male 20-60 year, Female 20-60 year, P5/50/95)
The student models are fixed in the standing and sitting position saved as Parasolid part (.x_t)
The dimensions of these 3D Human Models are based on the means and standard deviations generated from a survey done in the Netherlands in 2004. The source data can be found at www.dined.nl
3D Human Model can not be held legally responsible for any problems related to the use of these data and model.
Re-create an existing person / Validation Model / Different CAD software
At the moment creating custom models is time-consuming and therefore costly. It is our intention to create a web-interface to automate this process. At the moment the only way to make custom models is to fill in the dedicated excel sheet which can be downloaded after purchase. When it is sent back to us, we will create the model within 5 working days.
Re-create an existing person
Measure a person and add these dimensions into a dedicated excel sheet provided by us. With this input we can create the model.
Create a dedicated validation model
Because everybody has a differenty proportioned body, you need a combination of different percentiles to perform a specific ergonomic validation. In the dedicated excel sheet provided by us, you can select the different percentiles you need. With this input we can create the model.
Models for other CAD Software
We can export the existing and custom models into several different extensions (.x_t/.igs/.step/.stl/.obj/.dwg). The result is a fixed part. To give more functionality we create three versions in different positions (standing, walking and sitting). If you want the same flexibility in another specific program, you can request a quote by sending us an e-mail
After purchase you will receive an e-mail with a link that enables you to download an excel-file. This file includes instructions how to fill in the desired dimensions or percentiles and choose the file extension. After completion we ask you to send it back to us, so we can create the required model. Within 5 working days you will receive a link that enables you to download the model. Both versions come with a pdf with the body dimensions for future reference.
3D Human Model can not be held legally responsible for any problems related to the use of this data and model.
Join the Project
The project was intended to be open source, but unfortunately, it proved hard for others to give support (due to the nature and complexity of the project). In order to bring the project forward, the decision was made to change the format to this web shop. The funds created will be allocated to further development, sponsoring projects at the TU Delft, industrial design schools and other institutions.
Ideas and Suggestions
If you have an idea or a suggestion in line with the 3D Human Model or a remark about the model or website, please let us know by sending an e-mail.
Scientific Institutes: Add Validated Data Sets and use your model for free.
It would be great if we can add more validated data sets. We designed the 3D Human model in a way that we can create models from means and standard deviations. Institutes with a published validated data set can participate by completing our dedicated excel sheet. The institute will get free acces to the models based on their set (through a provided download code). A link to the institutes website makes the validated data accessible to others. Interested in adding a data set? Please let us know by sending us an e-mail.
We would like to create an anthropometric lesson with this tool. If you are interested to create one please let us know by sending an e-mail.
Ahrend, Gazelle and Bugaboo decided to sponsor the project so they can benefit from the acquired knowledge during the project, influence the development and have free access to the data and models. If you or your company are interested in sponsoring too please send us an e-mail.
Over the years several different people have contributed to the development of the 3D Human Model.
We would like to specially thank the following persons for their input and effort:
Working at Konings & Kappelhoff: Chris Spaander (who created the latest version), Nico Peet, Maria Hock, Marnick Menting.
Johan Molenbroek from the TU Delft, for his support, scientific input and validation.
Contact and Support
Konings & Kappelhoff design agency (the developers of this tool) is a well-known design agency with specific knowledge how humans interact with their surroundings. We would be happy to assist if you need any help. Some examples are: product development (our core activity), ergonomic validation, visualizations, FEM analyses, etc.
If you have a special request like specialised models, rapid prototyped scaled and 1:1 models, scanned 3D faces/body’s, etc. please let us know.
Please contact us by sending us an e-mail.
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Thank you for your purchasing! The funds will be allocated to further development, education and sponsoring anthropometric and ergonomic projects. Please read the terms and conditions and click on the PayPal logo to complete the transaction. You will receive an e-mail with a link that enables you to download the files.