Study on Aesthetic Impression of Female Body Type and Posture

Masami Miyazaki, Toru Sugahara, Ryuma Onose, Yuko Yamaguchi, Taizo Kishimoto, Ueke Satoko, Hiroma Kurono

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Abstract

The purpose of this research is to clarify the relationship between the female body type and posture and the aesthetic impression it creates. The criterion of judgment of the beauty of the female body was based on the degree of body mass (BMI), the degree of bust, waist and hips, but also evaluated the impression added by posture. We divided the BMI into 5 levels, body types into 3 levels, and posture into 6 types, making sample images created using a 3D body scanner. In the research part 1, we used 40 samples that emphasized the body line, and in part 2 we evaluated using 19 samples assuming loose clothing. Questionnaires were conducted with adult women using the SD method with 19 adjective pairs. As a result of computing the total of the scores and the principal component analysis, the first principal component axis showed 'beauty, attractiveness' and the second principal component axis shows 'plumpness, slimness'. Regardless of the sharpness of the body line, the weak upright type had the lowest score for positive impression. The balanced upright type was considered to be beautiful. The impression of the form of women showed that the elements of posture are related to beauty.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 7th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages873-876
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538674475
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Apr 16
Event7th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2018 - Yonago, Japan
Duration: 2018 Jul 82018 Jul 13

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2018 7th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2018

Conference

Conference7th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2018
CountryJapan
CityYonago
Period18/7/818/7/13

Keywords

  • Aesthetic Impression
  • BMI
  • Body Type
  • Posture
  • Principal Component Analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Education

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    Miyazaki, M., Sugahara, T., Onose, R., Yamaguchi, Y., Kishimoto, T., Satoko, U., & Kurono, H. (2019). Study on Aesthetic Impression of Female Body Type and Posture. In Proceedings - 2018 7th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2018 (pp. 873-876). [8693431] (Proceedings - 2018 7th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IIAI-AAI.2018.00177