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Industrial Engineering - Ergonomics > Anthropometry

This guide offers you quick and easy access to electronic and print resources in the field of industrial engineering - ergonomics.

Off-Campus Access to Documents

If you are a member of the Polytechnique Montréal community, you can access all of the Library’s electronic subscription resources from off-campus by configuring our proxy server in your browser. Direct access to some of our resources (without configuring the proxy) is also available through the links marked by an arrow Green arrow in our list of all databases.

Print Format

Open Design Lab

Anthropometric data and tools to visualize those data are provided on the Open design lab website. 

Among other things, you will be able to download the ANSUR II (Anthropometric Survey of US Army Personnel) data, available to the public since 2017. 

Anthropometric Data

CAESAR (Civilian American and European surface anthropometry resource) is a database containing anthropometric data with 3D models. The available data also includes demographical information obtained from a sample of 2,400 American women and men, whose ages range from 18 to 65 years. The digital postures contain information about the sitting and upright positions.

The data is available both in text and Excel formats.

Along with the 3D models, you can also find about 40 traditional unidimensional measurements. These measurements are presented using both the imperial and metric systems.

All full desciption of the CAESAR database is also available.

To consult CAESAR, please contact the Reference Desk.

The following documents, available at the Library, give details about the CAESAR survey and set of data.