An interpretation of anthropometric data by principal component analysis

  • B.C. Yoo (Department of Industrial Engineering, Yangsan College) ;
  • Park, I.S. (Department of Clothing and Textiles, Kyunghee University) ;
  • Lee, S.D. (Department of Industrial Engineering, Dong-A University) ;
  • Kim, Y.S. (Department of Home Management, Kyungsung University)
  • Published : 1996.10.01


The purpose of this study is providing basic information to make torso and original design of clothing of the old. Grasping the body of the old was advanced and made specific types. The objects of this study are 320 people whose age is 60 .approx. 85 and we extracted forming factors of a body by factor analysis about 57 items and we made types of a body by cluster analysis. Principal component analysis which is one of the basic methods in factor analysis was applied to the interpretation of anthropometric data. As a result of data are able to be decided into appropriate group