Exploratory Analysis of Adaptively Morphing Handle Forms for Load Transfer Use Cases

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

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Jonathan Max Kiessling (1), Karl Hilbig (2), Johanna Dinkel (1), Markus Schmid (1), Thomas Maier (1), Thomas Vietor (2)
Series: DESIGN
Institution: 1: University of Stuttgart, Germany; 2: Technische Universit
Section: Industrial Design
Page(s): 2107-2116
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.1017/pds.2022.213
ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


Through optimal design of the human machine interfaces, especially the hand-handle contact surface, high usability of hand-operated products can be achieved. The complexity of the user specific hand anthropometry has to be considered in the design of load transfer handles. Use case optimized, personalized, and adaptively morphing handles aim at fulfilling this requirement. To identify design parameters for adaptive handles an experimental design for systematic analysis of user and use case requirements is proposed and evaluated showing the potential of adaptive handles.

Keywords: user-centred design, anthropometry, ergonomics, experimentation, adaptivity

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