A Growth Study of Chinese Ears Using 3D Scanning

Fang Fu, Yan Luximon, Parth Shah

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Ears are important organs considering facial aesthetics and auditory function. Anthropometric data of ears can help in understanding the morphology, which can further be applied in medical and ergonomic research. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the variation of four selected ear dimensions along with other parameters such as gender, age and ear symmetry with the use of 3D scanned data. Sixty Chinese children (30 males and 30 females) aged 5 to 13 years were invited for the study. They were divided into three groups based on the age. Four dimensions (ear length, ear width, width from tragus to antihelix, and flipping angle from the base of the head to the helix) were measured for both ears from the point clouds data acquired from the 3D scans. Statistical analyses were performed to measure the growth and characteristics of ears’ morphology. These results provide a better understanding of variation in ear morphology based on different demographic parameters. In addition, this research would assist in providing some basic 3D anthropometric data of ears for Chinese children, which can be helpful in deciding sizing, and grading parameters of ear related products for children.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Human Modeling. Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics, and Risk Management - 9th International Conference, DHM 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Proceedings
EditorsVincent G. Duffy
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-91397-1
ISBN (Print)9783319913964
Publication statusPublished - May 2018
Event9th International Conference on Digital Human Modeling, DHM 2018 Held as Part of HCI International 2018 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 15 Jul 201820 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10917 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference9th International Conference on Digital Human Modeling, DHM 2018 Held as Part of HCI International 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas


  • 3D scanning
  • Anthropometry
  • Ear morphology
  • Ergonomics
  • Growth study

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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