A 3D head and face scan data can be usefully applied in the ergonomic design of a wearable product such as an oxygen mask or a virtual reality (VR) headset to support the safety as well as comfort for a certain amount of a target population. This study is aimed to develop analysis and design methods of an ergonomic facial wearable products (e.g., pilot oxygen mask, VR headsets) based on numerous 3D face scan data (366 faces and 2,299 heads) through the template registration and the finite element (FE) analysis methods to predict the contact pressure between the face and a product. The application of the FE analysis on numerous 3D images to find an optimal form of a product is a novel approach in product design. The proposed methods on contact pressure analysis could be usefully applied for wearable products, which fit body parts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Additive Manufacturing, Modeling Systems and 3D Prototyping
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Additive Manufacturing, Modeling Systems and 3D Prototyping
EditorsM. Di Nicolantonio, E. Rossi, T. Alexander
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages657-667
Number of pages11
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-20216-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-20215-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventAHFE 2019: International Conference on Additive Manufacturing, Modeling Systems and 3D Prototyping - Washington D.C., United States
Duration: 24 Jul 201928 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Volume975
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

ConferenceAHFE 2019
CountryUnited States
CityWashington D.C.
Period24/07/1928/07/19

    Research areas

  • Contact pressure estimation, Face, Finite element analysis, Ergonomic product design

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