UMTRI has a long history of conducting anthropometric studies of children and adults, with a particular focus in recent years on documenting anthropometry and positioning of drivers and passengers within the automotive environment. Standard anthropometric measurement tools and techniques are used to select and document body dimensions and proportions of subject populations, and various three-dimensional measurement techniques are used to capture the three-dimensional locations of body landmarks and the geometry of surface contours. The latter include stereo-photogrammetry, Faro Arm digitizers, and light- and sound-based motion capture systems. These tools have been used to document the seated anthropometry of drivers and passengers, including special populations such as pregnant occupants.
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Paul A. Green
Matthew P. Reed.
conference paper IN: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society ... Annual Meeting. Vol. 56, no. 1 (2012), p. 2326-2330.
The publicly available anthropometric data for U.S. children were published in 1977, lack body shape data, and do not include...
Matthew P. Reed, Sheila M. Ebert-Hamilton, Jonathan D. Rupp.
journal article UMTRI-2011-27
IN: Traffic Injury Prevention. Vol. 13, no. 4 (2012), p. 364-372.
Introduction: Obesity has been shown to increase the risks of some types of injury in crashes. One way in which obesity may increase...
F. S. Gayzik, D. P. Moreno, K. A. Danelson, C. McNally, K. D. Klinich, Joel D. Stitzel.
journal article IN: Annals of Biomedical Engineering. Vol. 40, no. 9 (2012), p. 2019-2032.
The purpose of this study was to acquire external landmark, undeformed surface, and volume data from a prescreened individual...
Jinhua Guan, Hongwei Hsiao, Bruce Bradtmiller, Tsui-Ying Kau, Matthew R. Reed, Steven K. Jahns, Josef Loczi, H. Lenora Hardee, Dominic Paul T. Piamonte.
journal article IN: Human Factors. Vol. 54, no. 5 (Oct. 2012), p. 849-871.
Objective: This study presents data from a largescale anthropometric study of U.S. truck drivers and the multivariate anthropometric...
Recent ProjectsSEE MORE
Kathleen DeSantis Klinich, Miriam A. Manary, Matthew P. Reed
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Kathleen DeSantis Klinich, Miriam A. Manary
2013 to 2014
Toyota Collaborative Safety Research Center
Matthew P. Reed
U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), U-M Automotive Research Center
Matthew P. Reed, Sheila Ebert