Moving Statistical Body Shape Models Using Blender

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Conference Paper


Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018), Springer International Publishing, Cham, p.28–38 (2019)




In this paper, we present a new framework to integrate movement acquired by a motion capture system to a statistical body shape model using Blender. This provides a visualization of a digital human model based upon anthropometry and biomechanics of the subject. A moving statistical body shape model helps to visualize physical tasks with inter-individual variability in body shapes as well as anthropometric dimensions. This parametric modeling approach is useful for reliable prediction and simulation of the body shape movement of a specific population with a few given predictors such as stature, body mass index and age.

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