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Where Do We Get Our Data?

More than a hundred thousand measurements have been taken. Tens of thousands of people have been measured. Hundreds of projects have been completed. We have collected a mountain of data! At Anthrotech, we are proud of our long history of success for clients in a variety of project types. Today, rather than digging into a … more »

Success Story: JSLIST Tariff Study

No matter who we are working for, the team at Anthrotech is dedicated to doing an exemplary job. We find our work with any client to be extremely gratifying, and our work for the U.S. Marine Corps was particularly rewarding. This was a project commissioned by the Joint Program Management Office, where we worked to … more »

Debunking Myths about Male and Female Bodies

Product designers are some of our most recurring customers. We have helped clients improve the design of their products ranging from wearable devices to slacks to body armor. There is no one size fits all solution for which body parts need to be measured and accounted for in product design, just as there is no … more »

How to Utilize Principal Components Analysis (PCA)

Today, we are going to talk about how Principal Components Analysis (PCA) can be used to solve complex problems related to accommodating multiple human dimensions at the same time. PCA is a computational technique that transforms a set of data into a set of new variables that are uncorrelated with each other. Sound complex? It … more »

3 Things to Consider When Designing VR Devices

Do you want to fly a plane, drive a race car or dodge flying bricks? You can do all of these, at any time, with a virtual reality (VR) system. The realism of the scene is incredible, but it takes a lot of design and engineering work to get that totally immersive look and feel. … more »

Success Story: Improving Truck Cab Design

At Anthrotech, we have a vast resume of working with many companies and government entities across varied industries. Occasionally, work for different projects overlaps, and that is the case with our work on truck driver anthropometry. Our first experience measuring truck drivers took place in 2003 and 2004, and it was done for Navistar International, … more »

The Many Uses of Foot and Hand Scans

The human body is incredibly complex. And the hands and feet are among the most complex body parts. Fitting products on hands and feet requires extensive understanding of the size and shape of not only the whole hand or foot, but of their various parts. Our database includes all the length and width measurements for … more »

3 Key Factors to Consider When Determining the Right Sample Size

Coming up with the right sample size for anthropometric data gathering is a balancing act. You want to measure enough people to capture all the variability needed to design your product, but you don’t want to waste time and money measuring people you don’t need. Selecting the appropriate sample size is a fundamental step in … more »

Success Story: The United States Navy Anthropometric Survey

At Anthrotech, we have worked with some incredible businesses over the years including both Fortune 500 companies and startups. We’re also extremely proud of the work we do for the United States Armed Forces. We have been privileged to help with a number of military projects, and today we will share some details from a … more »

4 Keys to a Successful Fit Test

Before new apparel or equipment hits store shelves, designers want to ensure that products properly fit their target customer base. Enlisting a partner to strategize and execute a fit test is a good way to make sure products fit, work well and are ready for public consumption. Fit tests on real people, with properly analyzed … more »
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