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Using experimental design to define boundary manikins
University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society. University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre. Department of Product and Production Development, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0125-0832
University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society. University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre. (Produktdesign)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4596-3815
Department of Product and Production Development, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden ; Industrial Development, Scania CV, Scania AB (Publ), Södertälje, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7232-9353
2012 (English)In: Work: A journal of Prevention, Assessment and rehabilitation, ISSN 1051-9815, E-ISSN 1875-9270, Vol. 41, p. 4598-4605Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

When evaluating human-machine interaction it is central to consider anthropometric diversity to ensure intended accommodation levels. A well-known method is the use of boundary cases where manikins with extreme but likely measurement combinations are derived by mathematical treatment of anthropometric data. The supposition by that method is that the use of these manikins will facilitate accommodation of the expected part of the total, less extreme, population. In literature sources there are differences in how many and in what way these manikins should be defined. A similar field to the boundary case method is the use of experimental design in where relationships between affecting factors of a process is studied by a systematic approach. This paper examines the possibilities to adopt methodology used in experimental design to define a group of manikins. Different experimental designs were adopted to be used together with a confidence region and its axes. The result from the study shows that it is possible to adapt the methodology of experimental design when creating groups of manikins. The size of these groups of manikins depends heavily on the number of key measurements but also on the type of chosen experimental design.

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IOS Press, 2012. Vol. 41, p. 4598-4605
Keywords [en]
Design of experiments, Confidence region, Ergonomics simulation, Digital human modelling
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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
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Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-5959DOI: 10.3233/WOR-2012-0075-4598ISI: 000306361804118Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84859868572OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-5959DiVA, id: diva2:531597
Available from: 2012-06-07 Created: 2012-06-07 Last updated: 2023-05-12Bibliographically approved

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