What is it about?

Comprehension of the complex shape of the auricle and how it differs in terms of factors such as sex, age, and side have become an imperative aspect of the fabrication and service delivery of products that are natural, functional, and healthy for users. This study provides a clear understanding of the anthropometric characteristics based on age, sex, size, and side and shape type of the auricles of mainland Chinese samples.

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Why is it important?

Our findings show that the measurement variables of the Chinese auricles changed continuously with age, with most of the linear variables exhibiting a steady increase. The apparent strong association between the auricular types and age groups indicate that a person’s auricular shape may change with age.


Thanks for all co-authors, participants and researchers who have helped with data collection during these 5 years. It's a great honor to do research with amazing people. This article provides readers a rather comprehensive perspective about mainland Chinese' auricles templates for related devices design.

Dr Hao Fan

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This page is a summary of: Analysis of the auricles and auricular shape types for ear-related wearables: A study of mainland Chinese sample aged 15–79, Work, September 2022, IOS Press,
DOI: 10.3233/wor-210799.
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