Virtual test persons based on diverse anthropometric data for ergonomics simulations and analysis

E. Brolin, D. Högberg, L. Hanson, S. Björkenstam. In Proceedings of the 49th NES 2017 Conference" Joy at Work", Lund, August 20-23, 2017 (pp. 232-239). Lund University, Faculty of Engineering.


This paper describes a study where diverse anthropometric data is included in the process of generating data for a group of virtual test persons. Data on body size, strength and ROM were either collected on an individual level or predicted and synthesized and then used in cluster analyses to generate six unique virtual test persons. Results show that the method is able to generate detailed virtual test persons which enables more realistic and accurate simulations, as strength and ROM data is included into the motion prediction algorithms used to generate motions.

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