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.


Picking Profiler measures and more

25 November 2016

The latest update to DINED brings a variety of improvements and bug fixes to the various tools. Most importantly you can now pick which measures you want to include in your Profiler analyses.

Other improvements include Ellipse now showing population percentages instead of sample percentages, undo / redo support in Profiler and various visual improvements throughout DINED.

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.


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.