Improving fit of bicycle helmet liners using 3D anthropometric data

Skals, Sebastian and Ellena, Thierry and Subic, Aleksandar and Mustafa, Helmy and Toh, Yen Pang (2016) Improving fit of bicycle helmet liners using 3D anthropometric data. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 55. pp. 86-95. ISSN 0169-8141

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3D anthropometry has provided much-needed information about the size and shape of the head, which can be used to improve the fit of protective helmets. In this study, a new 3D head scan sizing method was implemented in a reverse engineering approach for bicycle helmet liner dimensioning. The inside liner of a commercially available helmet was modified to improve the fit for a selected size group of 30 participants. The fit of the standard and new liner were assessed and compared, using the Helmet Fit Index (HFI). The HFI scores showed a significant improvement of overall fit (Difference: 11.32 ± 7.82 (μ ± SD), p < 0.0005) and for each of five defined regions of the liner inside surface. The presented methodology for dimensioning helmet liners based on 3D anthropometry proved effective, resulting in improved fit for the end users.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 3D anthropometry; Sizing; Fit evaluation; Reverse engineering; Helmet Fit Index
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics > TL1-484 Motor vehicles. Cycles
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering Technology > Department of Mechnical Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Miss Afiqah Faiqah Mohd Hafiz
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2021 07:25
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 07:25

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