Reimagining Design of Golf Clothing: Addressing the Asymmetrical Pose

2017 Proceedings of 3DBODY.TECH 2017 - 8th International Conference and Exhibition on 3D Body Scanning and Processing Technologies, Montreal QC, Canada, 11-12 Oct. 2017   unpublished
One factor that can impact performance and comfort of athletes is clothing design. For many sports, the athlete performs a set of extreme movements that can be impeded or made uncomfortable because of clothing that does not accommodate such movements. The objective of this research is to create body forms in active positions to assist in the development of golf clothing for the active body. A Human Solutions Vitus Smart XXL body scanner was used to scan five professional golfers at different
more » ... ers at different stages of a golf swing. Half scale dress forms in the active position were then prepared using these scans. The half scale forms developed in the golf swing pose are an effective design development tool to create golf clothing optimized for fit on the active figure. Wear tests and visual fit evaluations of prototype garments developed on these forms were conducted, comparing their fit and performance to when in a squatting pose and through the golf swing with the active pants developed in this research. As professional young golfers, all five participants stated that the idea of active pants and enhancing comfort through motion is as an important challenge to address.
doi:10.15221/17.113 fatcat:asoqbte4azgybnyg5qjtmzjfhy