Computer Aided Ergonomics: Evaluation Study of a Interaction Model for Digital Human Models

DS 116: Proceedings of the DESIGN2022 17th International Design Conference

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Alexander Wolf, Konrad Fackler, Magnus Reulbach, Sandro Wartzack, J
Series: DESIGN
Institution: Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Section: Design Support Tools and Methods
Page(s): 663-672
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ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


In user-centred design, digital human models hold the potential for proactive evaluations of ergonomics or discomfort in terms of a computer aided ergonomics tool. Therefore, models predicting human interaction behaviour, are necessary. In this contribution we present such a model as well as its initial evaluation. The evaluation is performed by applying the interaction model to a specific use case, conducting a comparison with an empirical subject study. The evaluation shows that similar and realistic human behaviour was predicted, which was consistent in terms of whole-body strain.

Keywords: user-centred design, interaction design, digital human models, evaluation, computer-aided ergonomics

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