Success Story: Airplane Design to Meet the Needs of Those Who Maintain Them

May 11th, 2018
Anybody who’s seen the movie “Top Gun” has a clear image of the pilots slipping into their cockpits like a hand into a glove. It’s not by accident; the U.S. military has focused for years on designing cockpits that accommodate the pilot population and maximize their effectiveness. Today, we discuss a project that is also … more »

Success Story: Better School Bus Design to Accommodate Drivers

Apr 30th, 2018
Like many people, school bus drivers spend a considerable amount of time in their workspace. How these workers differ from others is that school bus drivers’ workspaces are very small, and they are required to stay seated for hours at a time. In addition, these professionals are carrying what many consider to be the most … more »

Success Story: MICH Helmet

Apr 14th, 2018
Many of the projects we complete for clients are pretty straightforward and only have a few components. Today, we are talking about a more complex project completed for the U.S. Military’s Special Forces Command (SOCOM) back in 2001. It had to do with modular integrated communications helmets (MICH helmets, for short). This project consisted of … more »

Measured Dimensions vs. Scanned Dimensions: The Case for Both

Apr 4th, 2018
In much of our work at Anthrotech, we complete assignments for clients that require us to obtain measurements of the human body in various positions. Sometimes, it makes sense to obtain dimensions using a scanner, and sometimes it makes sense to use a measuring tape or calipers. Today, we discuss what parameters help us determine … more »

Anthrotech Service Feature: Literature Review

Mar 6th, 2018
At Anthrotech, we have been working with clients to provide body size information for use in the design and sizing of products and complex workspaces since 1950. Often, in the course of that work, we include a summary of other published literature that’s relevant to the topic for background information. It’s helpful to clients to … more »

Anthrotech Service Feature: Expert Witness

Feb 27th, 2018
The bulk of our work is completing assignments for clients related to body size information measurements and studies. That said, our duties sometimes have us putting the scanners and measuring tapes to the side in order to provide a service that can make a major impact in people’s lives and law: expert witness services. What … more »
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