Title: Estimation of body surface area coverage by garment items: different approaches using mesh base modelling
Authors: Gunther Paul; Leyde Briceno
Addresses: AITHM, James Cook University, 475 Bridge Road Mackay QLD 4740, Australia ' AITHM, James Cook University, 475 Bridge Road Mackay QLD 4740, Australia
Abstract: Digital human modelling can be applied to determine skin exposure to sun as a factor in modelling risk of skin cancer. To determine body surface area covered by clothing (BSAC), a variety of garment data must be overlaid with the human model. Two approaches, one based on creation of clothing using MakeHuman add-ons in Blender, and the other based on the import of data are exemplified. Results are compared with data from Zhang (Shah and Luximon, 2019). We found that a scalable library of garment elements, assembled to typical apparel is a feasible way to model clothing. We conclude that valid BSAC could be determined.
Keywords: digital human modelling; DHM; body surface area covered by clothing; BSAC; skin cancer; MakeHuman.
International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation, 2022 Vol.7 No.3/4, pp.329 - 341
Received: 27 Apr 2020
Accepted: 11 Dec 2020
Published online: 21 Jul 2022 *