Success Story: Fall Harnesses Safety the Focus of Project for NIOSH

Feb 7th, 2018
Some products are easy to plan and design; others are more complicated and require more precision and care. A product that was particularly challenging for designers was the fall harness. This product is used widely by construction workers and is used to prevent falls. It is not widely known that falls are the leading cause … more »

The Keys to Determining Fit Test Sample Sizes

Jan 24th, 2018
Having the right number of people for a fit test is incredibly important to the overall success of the test. With adequate numbers of people in each size group, we can not only verify the sizing and patterning itself, but we can also identify if some sizes are not needed, saving the company or government … more »

The Challenges of Scan-to-Pattern Clothing

Jan 15th, 2018
Here at Anthrotech, the focus of our work has always been on collecting and using the highest quality data. When we measure people with tapes and calipers, we have processes in place to ensure that the measurements are as correct as they can be. Similarly, when we use 3D scanners for various projects, we make … more »

Success Story: Federal Aviation Administration Anthropometric Survey

Jan 6th, 2018
One thing our clients and government agencies know is that human populations can change over time, sometimes drastically. And they need to know how those populations change. As a result, it is important to continually update databases that are used for designing or manufacturing garments and other products that are used by particular populations.   … more »

ANSUR vs. ANSUR 2: What Was Different and What Was the Same

Dec 11th, 2017
Since being founded in 1950, we have completed numerous projects for the U.S. military and government branches. Today, we want to share details about two of the survey projects commissioned by the U.S Army. We completed the first – ANSUR (which is short for Anthropometric Survey) – in 1988. In the years since the original … more »

Success Story: ANSUR 2

Dec 4th, 2017
Ever since Anthrotech was founded in 1950, we have spent a great deal of time working with government agencies. In total, we’ve measured tens of thousands of military and government employees for different branches of the U.S. military or sectors of the U.S. government. Today, we want to share details about a comprehensive anthropometric survey … more »
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