• 1 Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka
  • 2 Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia


This paper reviews various papers since the year 2000 until 2016 regarding visual technology in human anthropometry
study, and discusses three major points; (1) the methods and objectives of the research, (2) the subjects of the
experiments and (3) body parts involved in the anthropometrical measurements. Measurement using visual
technology is claimed to be more accurate in obtaining anthropometrical data compared to the conventional method
using manual tools. However, commercial visual technology system can be very costly. Based on the reviewed
studies, a significant amount of research has adopted various visual processing methods to predict the human’s body
measurement. All of the studies utilized the applications of enhanced technologies that are able to reduce time and
human errors that normally occur during traditional hand-operated measurement. Usually, in order to prove that
their result is promising, the studies compared their results with the results gained from manual measurement. The
finding from this review is a preliminary step towards developing a camera-based system in anthropometry
measurement for the use in automotive ergonomics design.