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.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHFMS.2022.10048943

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 *

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