Accession Number : ADA313035

Title :   Automated Size Prediction for Try-on of U. S. Army Men's Initial Issue Dress Uniform.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 92-Jun 94,

Corporate Author : CLEMSON APPAREL RESEARCH FACILITY PENDLETON SC

Personal Author(s) : Staples, Nancy J. ; Davis, J. S. ; Pargas, Roy

PDF Url : ADA313035

Report Date : JUN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 468

Abstract : The current manual system for selecting uniform sizes for try on is inefficient due to errors in measurement of soldiers and repeated trials of various sizes of garments. Inaccuracies in measurement generally result from the improper placement of the measuring tape and from variations in its tension. This is exacerbated by the use of soldiers on detail assigned the task of measuring. Even among experienced fitters, measurements are inconsistent-measurements taken by the same fitter may vary in consistency when the fitter gets tired. Although size prediction charts are available, they are not effectively used because of the fitters' lack of confidence in the accuracy of the measurements and the difficulties of accounting for priorities among body dimensions. Instead of relying on the prediction charts, a 'you look like this size' approach is generally employed.

Descriptors :   *SCANNING, *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *EXPERT SYSTEMS, *HUMAN BODY, *CLOTHING, DATA BASES, MEASUREMENT, MILITARY PERSONNEL, AUTOMATION, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), PREDICTIONS, ARMY PERSONNEL, NAVY, ACCURACY, THREE DIMENSIONAL, MANUAL OPERATION, CHARTS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE