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Digital Human Model Module and Work Process for Considering Anthropometric Diversity
University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre. University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
University of Skövde, The Virtual Systems Research Centre. University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
Department of Product and Production Development, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden / Industrial Development, Scania CV, Södertälje, Sweden.
2010 (English)In: Proceedings of the 3rd Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE) International Conference / [ed] Gavriel Salvendy, Waldemar Karwowski, Louisville: AHFE International , 2010Conference paper, (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In digital human modelling (DHM), ergonomics evaluations are typically done with few human models. However, humans vary a lot in sizes and shapes. Therefore, few manikins can rarely ensure accommodation of an entire target population. Different approaches exist on how to consider anthropometric diversity. This paper reviews current  DHM  tools  and  clarify  problems  and  opportunities  when  working  with anthropometric diversity. The aim is to suggest  functionality  for a state of the art DHM  module  and  work  process  for  considering  anthropometric  diversity.  The study is done by an analysis of some of the current DHM systems and by interviews of  personnel  at  car  companies  about  their  way  of  working  with  anthropometric diversity. The study confirmed that critical production simulations are often done in early development stages with only one or a few human models. The reason for this is claimed to be time consuming processes, both at the creation of the human model but  mainly  when  correctly  positioning  the  model  in  the  CAD  environment.  The development  of  a  new  method  and  work  process  for  considering  anthropometric diversity is suggested. Necessary features for such a module are that it shall be easy to use and not require expert knowledge about the consideration of anthropometric diversity. It shall also be configurable and transparent, in a sense that it should be possible  to  work  with  own  anthropometric  data  and  ergonomics  evaluation standards. The module has to be flexible and have different entrances depending on the type of anthropometric problem being analyzed. An improved work method is expected to lead to faster and more correct analyses.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Louisville: AHFE International , 2010.
Keyword [en]
Digital Human Modelling, Ergonomics, Work Process, Anthropometry
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-4546ISBN: 978-0-9796435-4-5 ISBN: 0-9796435-4-6 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-4546DiVA: diva2:383520
Conference
3rd Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE) International Conference, Miami, July 17-20, 2010
Available from: 2011-01-05 Created: 2011-01-05 Last updated: 2013-09-06

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