Understanding the impact of body changes in the key measurements used in pattern design and comfort of aged people

Miguel Carvalho, Sara Braganca, Susan Ashdown

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The standards used by clothing manufacturers are defined for younger age group, disabling older people to be accommodated by the apparel industry. These misfit
garment problems are generally due to the different body configurations brought by the aging process, causing dissatisfaction and frustration. There are very few garments available that were designed taking in consideration the older population anthropometrics. As such, it is important to understand the various measurements that characterize the senior population in order to produce more form-fitting
garments. The objective of this paper is to perform a comparative analysis between the body dimension of younger and older people. Additionally, it is intended to create a base model for a mannequin that has the appropriate anthropometric dimensions to accommodate the older population.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014
EventFiber Society Fall 2014 Conference - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Duration: 22 Oct 201424 Oct 2014


ConferenceFiber Society Fall 2014 Conference
Abbreviated titleFS 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Internet address


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