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Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association 2011;49(4):105-113. doi: https://doi.org/10.6115/khea.2011.49.4.105
Development of the Men's Scuba Diving Suit Pattern by Using 3D Body-Scanned Data
Jin-Hee Choi
Department of Fashion Business, Jeonju University
Corresponding Author: Jin-Hee Choi ,Tel: +82-63-220-2898, Fax: +82-63-220-2736 , Email: picurry@naver.com
Received: March 22, 2011; Revised: March 23, 2011   Accepted: April 9, 2011.
The purpose of this study was to develop the pattern of scuba diving suits for local men in their thirties by using 3D body-scanned data. It is widely acknowledged that draping method is more suitable than flat pattern for body shape as most scuba diving suits in the market are designed to fit the body tightly in a single piece with sleeves and legs. A dummy for this study was made based on men's standard clothing sizes in 30's which was derived from data of 2004 Size Korea. Accordingly, the basic body block was built upon through draping method. Next, a scuba diving suit was made from neoprene, followed by fit and the clothing pressure tests in order to evaluate the diving suit's functionality and comfort. The results of the fit test had high points of 4.33 in majority parts except armhole and crotch ones. In comparison of clothing pressure between wearer and dummy, the clothing pressure of wearer was indicated relatively low in most parts other than armhole and knee, resulting from cushion function of skin and muscle and high stretch of fabric.
Keywords: scuba diving suit, body-scanned data, dummy
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