Effective Wearable Design
New types of wearable products with electronics and intelligent components are rapidly entering the global consumer marketplace. These new wearable technologies have greater need for fit precision to function properly with broad demographics. However, traditional anthropometric averages and human 3D models alone are proving to be insufficient for achieving the fit required. Effective product development requires iterative use of human subjects starting early in the design process. The fit testing must be continued throughout the process with close communication with industrial design and various engineering teams. This process is particularly important for products that are the first of their kind and thus have no precedents to follow.
This paper will review the effective fit study process developed at various institutions to ensure correct fit and comfort on highly technological products. The process was applied and proven at a new technology startup in Florida, Magic Leap Inc. The result was not only an effective fit for their target market, but also an elegant design which is comfortable to wear for a long duration of time and intuitive for consumer to interact.
KeywordsFit Displays Sizing
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