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WEAR: World Engineering Anthropometry Resource


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In globalized modern societies, we need to consider worldwide human body variations in designing industrial products and public space.

However, it is not easy to obtain the international anthropometric databases. Moreover, it has not been established to obtain the representative dimensions or shapes from the database and to utilize for product design.

WEAR, an NPO, was launched to provide solutions for the international anthropometric database and their usage. Experts from 10 countries on both traditional and 3-D anthropometry were involved in WEAR. The organization of WEAR is located in France and it is registered as NPO under the French law.

WEAR Core members


Secretary general

Financial officer


Former Member

Past WEAR Conference

(NEXT) 2009.08 Beijing,China (IEA)

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WEAR 2008 Tokyo : Archive

6th and 7th, Feburuary, 2008
Conference room on 11th Floor, AIST Waterfront
2-41-6 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0064, Japan
No Admission fee
(Registration is required. The registraton site will be opened in November)
Host: WEAR, Digital Human Research Center, AIST
Support: Digital Human Technology Consortium, AIST

Time Table

Feb 6th (wed) xBiometric and WEAR joint conference

Morning: xBiometric session
09:30-09:50  Continuous and Longitudinal data storing
of personal helth information
Masaaki Mochimaru (AIST)
09:50-10:10  Personal helth log project Takae Tanahashi (Feelfine Inc.)
10:10-10:30  Quality control and Analysis technologies
of helth log data
Yukihisa Namiki (Feelfine Inc.)
10:30-10:50  Fashion ondemand business
based on the personal body information
Yoshiyuki Sakaguchi (Digital Fashion Inc.)
10:50-11:10  Storing and Management of personal helth log data Ken Kubodera (NTT Data Corp.)
11:10-12:00  Keynote Helth logging by wearable sensors Kiyoshi Itao (The University of Tokyo)
Afternoon: WEAR session (Overview)
13:30-14:30  Worldwide Engineering
Anthropometry Resourace (WEAR)
Kathleen Robinette
14:30-15:00  Data collection Hein Daanen
15:00-15:15 Coffee Break
15:15-15:45  Database system Regis Mollard
15:45-16:05  Quality control Makiko Kouchi
Masaaki Mochimaru
16:05-16:25  Size China: fit for the future Hein Daanen
16:25-16:45  Personnel screening and selection tools Pierre Meunier
16:45-17:00 Q&A
17:00-18:00  Transfer by charter buses (for Yurakucho)
18:00-20:00  Site visit and Welcome party (Feelfine Inc.)

Feb 7th (thu) WEAR joint conference

Morning: WEAR session (Tools)
9:30-10:00  Consistent parameterization and
principal component analysis of
3D anthropometry data
Chang Shu
10:00-10:30  Body Shape Browser Masaaki Mochimaru
Makiko Kouchi
10:30-11:00  Semantic Web Tools for WEAR Sandy Ressler
11:00-11:30  Example Web User Interface Kathleen Robinette
11:30-13:30  Lunch and Demonstration Session
Demonstration Session
12:00-12:15  Konica Minolta Sensing, Inc
12:15-12:30  SPACEVISION Inc.
12:30-12:45  Inter-Reha Co.,Ltd.
12:45-13:00  HAMANO Engineering Co. Ltd.
13:00-13:15  HQL
13:15-13:30  Digital Human Technology Inc.
Afternoon: WEAR session (case studies)
13:30-13:50  Apparel Manikins Daisy Veitch
13:50-14:10  Principles of Fit to Optimize Helmet Sizing Kathleen Robinette
14:10-14:30  World-wide apparel sizing Young-Suk Lee
14:30-14:50  Bra sizing Hein Daanen
14:50-15:10  Digital Hand Masaaki Mochimaru
15:10-15:20 Coffee break
15:20-16:20  Demo & Exhibition
16:20-17:30  Site visit (Digital Human RC)


3D Body scanner

Motion Capture System

Anthropometric database

Digital Human software

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