The daily use of manikins within the manufacturing department at Volvo Car Corporation – working methodology, developments and wanted improvements.
Paper in proceedings, 2005

This paper describes the daily use of manikins (computerized human models) within the manufacturing department at Volvo Car Corporation. The paper explains how the manikin is used during the manufacturing development process, from the earliest phase to start of production, and gives examples of which questions that can be answered by using computerized human models. The paper also enlightens limitations in the software/technique and also raises the importance of participatory ergonomics and multidisciplinary work groups when simulating ergonomics.

virtual manufacturing

ergonomics simulation



Dan Lämkull

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

In: Proceedings of 37th Annual Conference of Nordic Ergonomics Society, October 10-12, Oslo, Norway


Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics



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