Success Story: Updated Respirator Design Database

Jun 29th, 2017
Any project that involves more than 4,000 test subjects, 41 measurement sites and 8 states is certainly a massive undertaking, even for our established team here at Anthrotech. Both the size and scope of this respirator database project that was completed for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) contribute to its lasting … more »

How to Know if You’re Measuring the Right Body Part

Jun 16th, 2017
  When it comes to developing almost any product to be worn or used by humans – whether it is the development of a virtual reality headset, a seatbelt, a truck cab or anything else – it is important that you do due diligence to make sure the product will work properly; it will only … more »

3 Key Factors to Consider When Determining the Right Sample Size

Jun 6th, 2017
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

May 22nd, 2017
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

May 15th, 2017
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 »

Success Story: The Right Fit for Marine Backpacks

May 1st, 2017
For more than 65 years, we have been fortunate to help with numerous military projects, and we are very proud of that fact. This past month, we wrapped up a particularly rewarding project for the United States Marine Corps. This effort required fit tests to be strategized and executed on new Marine load carrying systems … more »

3 Takeaways from the International Standards Organization Meeting

Apr 3rd, 2017
As an anthropology expert, I am fortunate to be able to travel often (a very nice perk of the job). Most recently I found myself in Paris for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee meeting on anthropometry and biomechanics. I’ve been attending similar meetings since 1999, when I was appointed as U.S. expert … more »