Human Body: A Wearable Product Designer's Guide

1st Edition

Karen L. LaBat, Karen S. Ryan

CRC Press
March 18, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 664 Pages - 200 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498755719 - CAT# K27482

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Summary

Human Body: A Wearable Product Designer's Guide, unlike other anatomy books, is divided into sections pertinent to wearable product designers. Two introductory chapters include many definitions, an introduction to anatomical terminology, and brief discussions of the body's systems, setting the stage for the remaining chapters. The book is extensively referenced and has a large glossary with both anatomical and design terms making it maximally useful for interdisciplinary collaborative work. The book includes 200 original illustrations and many product examples to demonstrate relationships between wearable product components and anatomy. Exercises introduce useful anatomical, physiological, and biomechanical concepts and include design challenges.

Features

  • Includes body region chapters on head and neck, upper torso and arms, lower torso and legs, the mid-torso, hands, feet, and a chapter on the body as a whole
  • Contains short sections on growth and development, pregnancy, and aging as well as sections on posture, gait, and designing total body garments
  • Describes important regional muscles and their actions as well as joint range of motion (ROM) definitions and data with applications to designing motion into wearable products
  • Presents appendices correlating to each body region’s anatomy with instructions for landmarking and measuring the body, a valuable resource for a lifetime of designing

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