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    Discussion in 'Industrial design' started by Tom_F, Aug 15, 2009.

    1. Tom_F

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      I can't get hold of any anthropometric data and don't know where to get it from. I'm working on a product for infants up to 24 months and can't get the data anywhere (specifically average height). Any ideas anyone?!
       
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    3. johnnvar66

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      Hi Tom,

      I have been looking around on the web and not having much luck.

      http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0471 ... sib_rdr_dp
      This book measures "infants" in the contents page although that seems pretty vague and I'm not convinced that there's much detail.

      http://www.unece.org/trans/doc/2008/wp2 ... 02-04e.pdf
      This link mentions CANDAT (Child Anthropometry Database), although I can't find a link direct to it on the web.

      Anyone else got any ideas? You would think there would be one central website that would be bible for this kind of info, but I can't find anything.

      Why does this info seem so difficult to find?

      JV
       
    4. GarethW

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      I read on another forum that "Bodyspace: Anthropometry, Ergonomics and the Design of Work"
      by Stephen Pheasant is a good book.

      http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/reader/07484 ... eader-page

      It has some data on infants (see contents page on above link). I have no idea how much detail, or if it will be of any use to you.

      I agree with johnnvar66. Where is all the useful info? A few simple tables somewhere on the web would make life much easier!
       
    5. Tom_F

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      After a long search I eventually found this from 1975:

      http://ovrt.nist.gov/projects/anthrokids/child75lnk.pdf

      Thanks for your help, I'm definitely going to look at investing in one of those books.

      I suspect the reason that there is very little is because of medical ethics and the shear amount of paperwork involved in gathering patient/medical data, ridiculous!
       
    6. sirgabe

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      My bible of choice is this--

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/047109 ... oh_product

      Great information.

      If you can find it, back in 1955-1960 Dreyfess also had a great set of reference wheels that were available. They were replaced by the book mentioned above. Either way, the data is amazingly fluent.
       
    7. mvalenti

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    8. GarethW

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      Superb resources, Mark. Thanks for sharing.
       
    9. mvalenti

      mvalenti Well-Known Member

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      Anytime! Cheers!
       
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      Actually a Google search for <candat child anthropometry> brought up quite a bit of information, much of it downloadable as .pdf documents.

      It seems that the CANDAT database is in the Netherlands and is used heavily by those involved in child dummy research projects as part of an EC (EU) programme of research and development in the field of transport safety.

      PeterB
       
    11. mvalenti

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      child dummy research, wow, that doesnt hardly seem fair.....
       

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