Assessing the female figure identification technique’s reliability as a body shape classification system

  title={Assessing the female figure identification technique’s reliability as a body shape classification system},
  author={Christopher J. Parker and Steven George Hayes and Kathryn Brownbridge and Simeon Gill},
  pages={1035 - 1051}
Abstract This paper demonstrates the effects of slight differences in measurement definitions on resultant body shape classification. Ergonomic researchers consider the Female Figure Identification Technique (FFIT) a ‘gold standard’ body shape classification system to describe variation in a population’s 3 D profile. Nevertheless, researchers use FFIT without a scientific basis or considering their ergonomic suitability. This paper rigorously evaluates FFIT, focussing on ergonomics, garment… 
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