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Document ID (ISN)58692
CIS number 92-1728
ISSN - Serial title 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ratnaparkhi M.V., Ratnaparkhi M.M., Robinette K.M.
Title Size and shape analysis techniques for design
Bibliographic information June 1992, Vol.23, No.3, p.181-185. 9 ref.
Abstract A method for summarising and clustering forms is described which should be observer-invariant. The method is illustrated by using points selected along a horizontal cross-section of the head. The points are first transformed into values called curvatures which are subsequently transformed into a series of Fourier coefficients used for arriving at shape clusters or groupings. The shape differences and similarities within and between clusters are examined graphically and discussed. Methods of extending the technique to the three-dimensional case are also discussed.
Descriptors (primary) anthropometry
Descriptors (secondary) design of equipment; mathematical analysis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Anthropometry