Analysis on Measurements and Shapes of Adult Male Hands for Functional Product Design

기능성 제품 설계를 위한 성인 남성의 손 관련 치수 및 형상 분석

  • Jeon, Eunkyung (Dept. of Clothing and Textiles, University of Ulsan)
  • 전은경 (울산대학교 생활과학부 의류학전공)
  • Received : 2021.04.14
  • Accepted : 2021.08.23
  • Published : 2021.10.31


Today, functional gloves must allow the wearer to perform many kinds of delicate work while protecting the hands from hazardous materials. In this study, multiple analyses of 3D hand measurements were performed to provide information on the hand size and shape required for the design of functional gloves for adult men. Size and shape characteristics were identified from 19 different hand measurements, and three factors were collected through factor analysis. The aggregated factor score was used to classify men's hand shapes into three types. These types showed different distribution patterns according to age, indicating a significant distribution difference between hand type and age group. Discriminant analysis extracted nine items that highly contributed to determining hand type. However, since the data provided by Size Korea have some limitations in fully representing hand shape, sampling additional types of hand measurements and using consistent conditions and methods are required for more accurate analysis.