add-user-icon clear-icon cog-icon documents-icon download-icon folder-icon key-icon lock-icon menu-icon register-icon small-icon-chevron-down small-icon-chevron-right small-icon-chevron-up trash-icon user-icon wrench-icon

DINED / Anthropometry in design

Use DINED's tools, data and resources to apply anthropometry in your design.

Anthropometry, the scientific study of measurements of the human body, can be a valuable source of information when designing products. DINED provides an overview on how anthropometric data can be used when facing design challenges. Additionally, a set of free tools makes it easy to explore, compare and utilise anthropometric data in your projects.


New study of Dutch students

10 October 2016

The new delstu2016 provides fresh data on Dutch young adults in addition to the older delstu1986 study. It contains measurements of 347 Dutch students taking part in the first year of the Industrial Design Engineer Bachelor's programme at TU Delft. Measurements were conducted in 2014 in the traditional way, with calipers and tape in combination with a measurement chair.

The data is freely available for analysis in the various DINED tools.

Intoducing Profiler, a new tool for DINED

19 August 2016

Profiler allows you to compare somebody — or a persona — to a population and to other people right in your browser. No need to look up data manually, Profiler will simply show you a chart of percentile ranks based on your measurements. All studies in the 1D Database, including additional filters, are available in profiler.

Additionally, we're releasing a beta version of the all-new Ellipse. It's also available right in your browser.


1D Database

The DINED 1D Database gives the possibility to compare anthropometric data from several available studies and to automate statistical calculations.

How it works

Use DINED's explanations to learn about applying different types of anthropometric data in design and find additional data and resources.

Reach envelopes

Easily determine how far a person can reach in a certain direction using the DINED reach envelopes.


Ellipse makes it easy to see the correlation between two different body dimensions and to determine the consequences for related product dimensions.


Profiler allows you to compare somebody — or a persona — to a population and to other people.