Association of American Publishers (AAP) Finalist for the 2020 PROSE Award

Association of American Publishers (AAP) Subject Category Winner for the 2020 PROSE Award

2019 Taylor & Francis Award Winner for Outstanding Professional Book!

Human Body: A Wearable Product Designer's Guide, unlike other anatomy books, is divided into sections pertinent to wearable product designers. Two introductory chapters include many definitions, an introduction to anatomical terminology, and brief discussions of the body's systems, setting the stage for the remaining chapters. The book is extensively referenced and has a large glossary with both anatomical and design terms making it maximally useful for interdisciplinary collaborative work. The book includes 200 original illustrations and many product examples to demonstrate relationships between wearable product components and anatomy. Exercises introduce useful anatomical, physiological, and biomechanical concepts and include design challenges.


  • Includes body region chapters on head and neck, upper torso and arms, lower torso and legs, the mid-torso, hands, feet, and a chapter on the body as a whole
  • Contains short sections on growth and development, pregnancy, and aging as well as sections on posture, gait, and designing total body garments
  • Describes important regional muscles and their actions as well as joint range of motion (ROM) definitions and data with applications to designing motion into wearable products
  • Presents appendices correlating to each body region’s anatomy with instructions for landmarking and measuring the body, a valuable resource for a lifetime of designing
  • For product design examples based on the book go to:  https://www.uosportsproductdesign.com/humananatomy-sportsproductdesign-sokolowski-labat

chapter 2|52 pages

Body Systems: The Basics

chapter 3|52 pages

Designing for Head and Neck Anatomy

chapter 4|82 pages

Designing for Upper Torso and Arm Anatomy

chapter 5|80 pages

Designing for Lower Torso and Leg Anatomy

chapter 6|34 pages

Designing for Mid-Torso Anatomy

chapter 7|42 pages

Designing for Hand and Wrist Anatomy

chapter 8|40 pages

Designing for Foot and Ankle Anatomy