Linking ergonomics simulation to production process development
Paper in proceedings, 2008

Production development can conflict with production ergonomics and management of environmental impacts. In this paper, we describe how ergonomics can be assessed in production system design by means of a joint simulation tool. The tool enables ergonomics and environmental impacts assessment in conjunction with production process development. The ergonomics sub-tool is based on a digital human model, which has been improved by introducing an updated data measurement system and neural network processing and inference functionality. The results will extend the new simulation modelling capabilities of the existing digital human model by increasing the motion prediction accuracy and providing freedom to model a multitude of task-related motions in a realistic way.

production process development




Salla Lind

Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)

Boris Krassi

Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)

Juhani Viitaniemi

Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)

Sauli Kiviranta

Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)

Juhani Heilala

Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)

Cecilia Berlin

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

2008 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2008; Miami, FL; United States; 7 December 2008 through 10 December 2008

0891-7736 (ISSN)


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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Other Computer and Information Science





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