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By Manu
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About

HOW THE PROJECT CAME ABOUT

About a year ago I was involved on the design of an optometric device, for which ergonomics and usability had to be studied and resolved. 

After the initial hand sketches and concepts, I started the 3D CAD work in order to get the initial volumetric and studies. 

Soon I realised that the majority of anthropometric models available were 2D drawings, and the handful of the 3D CAD ones were very expensive to buy, especially if you wanted to cover the whole range of human sizes and ages, from babies to adults in all percentiles, as I needed to. 

In order to progress my design, I had to model some rough 3D CAD mannequins from those 2D drawings.  

After finishing that project, I used the 3D dummies to proper dimension and ergonomically study other designs. I evolved the shape of few of them into what you can see here and decided that creating a whole range of as evolved 3D CAD dummies would be as useful for all the designers and engineers as they were for me.  

As you can see, the styling of the dummies is not a priority, as they are, in reality, working models. The focus has been put on the accuracy of the dimensions.

THE DESIGN  

Different size models are not just scaled ones. Human proportions for babies are different than the ones for youths, and these ones are different from the adult ones.  

What we are proposing with our project is to model a whole range of 3D Digital Anthropometric Human Models, 29 in total, covering the whole range of percentiles, from 2 months old babies to both female and male adults, these ones as 1, 50 and 95 percentiles, and all of them at an affordable price.

By taking existing 2D information data and measurements, the 3D digital models will be built to accommodate 98% of the US population. Taking the 2D dimension drawings as the foundations, we will build the 3D Digital Models maintaining all these key measurements and proportions.

The digital dummies have the body parts and linkages clearly defined, both visually and geometrically, so they are very easy to position for every need.

The mannequins will be delivered as IGS and STP files, with a drawing (PDF file) showing the dimensions for every main part.

Risks and challenges

There are no logistical risks on this project, as there are no physical products to deliver.

Unless I am called for the Mars Mission or I am short of electricity power, I'm pretty sure I can fulfil all of the reward obligations people have pledged for in a timely manner.

I hope you will back up this project, as it will help designers and engineers to develop products in shorter periods of time.

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    The Young - One 3D Digital Dummy of your choice from group A or B.

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    The Friends - Two 3D Digital Dummies of your choice from either group A or B.

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    The Adult - One 3D Digital Dummy of your choice from group C.

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    The Pair - Two 3D Digital Dummies of your choice from group C.

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    The Kids - All 3D Digital Dummies from group A.

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    The Gathering - Three 3D Digital Dummies of your choice from group C.

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    The Crowd - All 3D Digital Dummies from either group B or C.

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    The Full House - The whole collection of 3D Digital Dummies.

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Funding period

- (30 days)