Body measurements of Chinese males in dynamic postures and application

Y. J. Wang, Pik Yin Mok, Y. Li, Y. L. Kwok

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It is generally accepted that there is a relationship between body dimensions, body movement and clothing wearing ease design, and yet previous research in this area has been neither sufficient nor systematic. This paper proposes a method to measure the human body in the static state and in 17 dynamic postures, so as to understand dimensional changes of different body parts during dynamic movements. Experimental work is carried out to collect 30 measurements of 10 male Chinese subjects in both static and dynamic states. Factor analysis is used to analyse body measurement data in a static state, and such key measurements describe the characteristics of different body figures. Moreover, one-way ANOVA is used to analyse how dynamic postures affect these key body measurements. Finally, an application of the research results is suggested: A dynamic block patternmaking method for high-performance clothing design.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)900-912
Number of pages13
JournalApplied Ergonomics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011


  • Body measurements
  • Dynamic block pattern
  • Wearing ease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)


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