About Us

Providing information on using anthropometric data in design, DINED aims to help designers create better products. Its set of free tools makes it easy to explore, compare and utilise anthropometric data.

DINED was initiated by dr. Johan Molenbroek in 1980. Working with multiple team members over the past 40 years, DINED was extended from a paper based table into an information system for designers and researchers that is used by 50,000 users worldwide. In 2014 it was awarded with the Dutch Data Prize.

Since 2000, the focus has been moving to the application of 3D scanning in anthropometry. This has resulted in various 3D data collection as studies as well as research into the analysis and presentation of 3D anthropometric data and its applications in design.

DINED is a project of the Applied Ergonomics and Design Section of the Human-Centered Design Department of the TU Delft factulty of Industrial Design Engineering.

Our Team

Toon Huysmans
3D/4D Anthropometry Lead

Johan Molenbroek
DINED Founder


Our 3D Body Scanning Lab is equipped with a range of 3D body scanners. Our main system is a dynamic 3DMD body, head, and hand system that captures 10 full 3D scans per second. We also have various handheld scanners, such as Artec Eva, Spider, and L. We regularly develop custom 3D scanning solutions such as the TU Delft hand scanner.

4D Body Scanning Lab

Getting in touch

If you have any feedback, are interested in additional information or want to get in touch please head over to the DINED User Forum or send us an email.

DINED User Forum