ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)
The report describes the work carried out to design an equipment which would quickly and cheaply record the shapes of a large number of human faces. It is intended for use in an anthropometric survey with a view to providing data for a project aimed at improving the fit and comfort of oxygen masks for Service use. The data will be examined to discover a parameter of the human face which can be used to determine which mask size is best suited to any individual. A simple, quick and adequately accurate equipment for recording one side of the face has been developed from an earlier design and includes several refinements to simplify the analysis. The accuracy of the equipment has been measured and is within the required one millimetre.