Bruce Bradtmiller, Ph.D.

Dr. Bruce Bradtmiller, a physical anthropologist, is the Senior Consulting Scientist Emeritus at Anthrotech. Since joining the firm in 1983, Dr. Bradtmiller has designed, conducted, and directed numerous body size surveys and other anthropometric research projects.  He has overseen the execution of major anthropometric surveys of US military services, as well as the nation’s law enforcement officers to better accommodate that population in its vehicular workspace.  His leadership in overseeing surveys has included both traditional tape-and-caliper measurements as well as 3D surface scans.

Dr. Bradtmiller has worked on anthropometric accommodation for an array of products including respirators, eyewear, helmets, gloves, dress and functional clothing, chemical protective garments, implantable cardiac defibrillators, automotive lumbar supports, infant car seats, and breast pumps.

He is an appointed expert to the ISO Technical Committee 159 on Ergonomics, Subcommittee 3 on Anthropometry and Biomechanics, and the lead author of ISO standards on anthropometry.  Dr. Bradtmiller received his Ph.D. and M.A. in anthropology from Northwestern University and his B.A. in Anthropology and French from Indiana University.

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