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International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation
International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation


Special Issue on: "Digital Human Modelling for Wearable Products"

Guest Editors:
Ameersing Luximon, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Ravindra Goonetilleke, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

In this special issue, wearable products are defined as any products that can be worn including shoes, bras, clothes, glasses, helmets, earphones, and other such products. Most of the standards for wearable products design are decades old, when information systems were not even accessible. With the recent availability of scanning systems, acquiring data of whole human body or specific body parts is becoming common. It will not take long before scanning technologies will be widely available in retail shops.

This creates new challenges for wearable product design.

  • Is digital human modelling really important for wearable product design?
  • How to use huge amount of data from scanners in the product design and development?
  • How does this challenge the existing standards for wearable product design?
  • How our understanding of fit and comfort for wearable products have changed?

This special issue is an attempt to highlight current research trends in the field of digital human modelling for wearable products. Theoretical models dealing with relevant topics are welcomed.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Digital human models and their application in fit trials
  • Digital human models for specific wearable product
  • Prediction of human body shape for wearable product design
  • Static and dynamic models of wearable products
  • Fit and comfort of wearable products
  • Mapping between DHM and wearable products
  • New sizing and grading techniques
  • CAD/CAM/CAE techniques for wearable products
  • Evaluation of wearable products and their relationship with the digital model

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Draft submission deadline: 28 February 2011 (extended)

Submission of reviews to authors: 1 June 2011

Final paper submission deadline: 1 August, 2011