William Bartlett (ID / HFE Consultant) is the founder of Sun Group Design LLC, and developer of the Ergo-link™ mannequins. These mannequins are based on the latest U.S. military NATICK Laboratory’s Technical Report published in late 2014, and are CJ-ITAR Certified by the U.S. government.
The original mannequins were developed manually in the mid ‘70’s based on the then available U.S. military male & female physical data. Prior to CAD software, hand-drafted mannequins were utilized for conceptual design on numerous commercial, industrial, medical, and military vehicle & equipment projects. During the late ‘70’s manual versions were digitized to full scale 2 D/3-view CAD models. The 2-D mannequin models were then utilized to construct and accurately update the current solid models using SolidWorks.