Exploring a Process: Using Technology to Define Firefighter Glove Fit Preference

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2013-01-01
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Morris, Kristen
Moukperian, Melissa
Campbell, Carley
Dorn, Janelle
Trejo, Helen
Wu, Yingying
Goodnow, Lauren
Schultz, Sally
Wu, Jocelyn
Ashdown, Susan
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The aim of this study was to develop methodologies for a replicable process to scan bare and gloved hands and evaluate the fit of a structural firefighter glove model using a Human Solutions Vitus Head scanner. Our analysis was grounded in a literature review and findings from two focus groups of fire fighters in New York State. In our charge to deliver a replicable process to generate 3D anthropometric data, the study identified changes to the current glove model that could be implemented immediately to improve dexterity, and future areas to research for long-term enhanced fit and sizing of this glove model.

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