pexels-pixabay-207714_edited.jpg

HEAD/FACE

This chapter will review anatomical systems of the head/face. Common considerations for designers and engineers when innovating products for the head/face will also be reviewed, along with an example student project.

SECTION 1 - ANATOMICAL SYSTEMS

Overview of the skeletal, muscular & nervous systems related to the head/face. 

Skeleton, head (anterior & lateral). Modified from LaBat & Ryan, Figure 3.3..jpg

Lateral

Anterior

Head/Face Skeletal System (anterior & lateral)

Modified from LaBat & Ryan, Figure 3.3

Anterior

Muscles,-head-(anterior).-Modified-from-LaBat-&-Ryan,-Figure-3.3..jpg

Head/Face Muscular System (anterior)

Modified from LaBat & Ryan, Figure 3.3

Lateral

Anterior

Figure 3.5 Nerves, veins and arteries of concern in the face and head copy.jpeg

Head/Face Nervous System (lateral & anterior)

LaBat & Ryan, Figure 3.5 Nerves, arteries & veins of concern in the head/face.

SECTION 2 - DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

When designing products that are worn on the head/face, it is important to consider how the anatomical systems move.

Screen Shot 2021-09-14 at 9.18.08 AM.png

Football Neck Roll to Prevent Hyperextension

LaBat & Ryan, Figure 3.14

Screen Shot 2021-09-14 at 9.17.00 AM.png

Head/Neck Lateral Flexion Range of Motion

LaBat & Ryan, Figure 3.16

Screen Shot 2021-09-14 at 9.17.39 AM.png

Head/Neck Flexion - Extension Range of Motion

LaBat & Ryan, Figure 3.15

SECTION 3 - KNOWLEDGE IN PRACTICE

With this information in mind, let's take a look at a product designed for the head/face.

Mask_Workshop_Jensen_Page_6.jpg

Design Problem:

To develop a COVID-19 resistant sports face mask that is sweat absorbing while not  interfering with wearer performance. It also should double as a streetwear piece. ​

Systems Involved:

Skeletal, respiratory and integumentary

Useful Resources:

  • Articles about materials usage for COVID-19 masks. Include link to our article. ​

  • Textile science book​

  • User feedback of aesthetic needs

Follow the link below to learn more about this project.

Overview

Go to Chapter

Trunk

Go to Chapter

Head/Face

Go to Chapter

Hip/Knee

Go to Chapter

Shoulder

Go to Chapter

Hand/Wrist

Go to Chapter

Breasts

Go to Chapter

Foot/Ankle

Go to Chapter