Topics & Areas of Research
The HDL research group has analyzed anthropometric data in relation to current ready-to-wear sizing system standards for advanced wearable products.
The Human Dimensioning Lab uses design and research to develop impactful wearable products. Through investigating and developing health and safety wearable products, we aim to improve safety and wellbeing through applied design research, apparel technology, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
The Human Dimensioning Lab is filling a critical void in wearable product engineering through the development of technology and tools for dynamic 3D and 4D scanning.
Co-authored by HDL founder Professor Emeritus Karen LaBat, Human Body: A Wearable Product Designer's Guide, was written for wearable product designers to better explain the relationships of body and product and to provide a realistic understanding of human body structure and function.