Human Solutions has launched the first representative anthropometric serial measurement survey in the United States and Canada, and Wet-n-Wild Waterworld is participating in the survey.
The serial measurement survey, “Size NorthAmerica” is the most extensive measurement survey project on the North American continent to date.
The project aims to develop current and representative dimensions for the automotive and apparel industry.
From July 30 through August 12, the mobile scan trailer will be located at the waterpark in Anthony, operating every day from 11-6pm. For residents willing to participate in the survey, they’ll be rewarded for their time with a ticket to Wet-N-Wild.
3D body scanners capture up-to-date body measurements in various postures and the acquired data will subsequently be prepared for the requirements of the automotive and apparel industry.
For the first time, a systematic survey of children from the age of 6 and up will be included in a survey of this size. Body measurements, dimensions, proportions, and demographic data of more than 17,000 men, women and children will be collected.
“The large-scale serial measurement program in the United States and Canada will enable us to determine the changes in the body measurements and proportions of the North American population. Based on the data acquired, we’ll process the current body dimension statistics for the requirements of the automotive and apparel industry”, says Andre Luebke, General Manager of Human Solutions of North America, Inc. d/b/a Assyst
“The Size NorthAmerica serial measurement survey will provide us with relevant information on safety, handling and comfort for product development in the automotive industry. We enable apparel manufacturers to analyze body measurements and assign current body proportions to company-specific size tables – allowing them to optimize their sizing concept.”
The serial measurement survey of children and juveniles is also a point of focus, as is the updating of measurement tables for adults. A special survey for the age group between 6 and 17 years has never taken place until now in North America.
Children’s size tables currently used are related to datasets from 1930 to 1970.
Via a news release, officials with Human Solutions added, “People change – and precise knowledge of the human body shape is indispensable for the development of vehicles and apparel. Body measurements and proportions, and the demographic structure have changed significantly over the last decades.”