Digital test assembly of truck parts with the IMMA-tool - an illustrative case
Paper i proceeding, 2012

Several digital human modelling (DHM) tools have been developed for simulation and visualisation of human postures and motions. In 2010 the DHM tool IMMA (Intelligently Moving Manikins) was introduced as a DHM tool that uses advanced path planning techniques to generate collision free and biomechanically acceptable motions for digital human models (as well as parts) in complex assembly situations. The aim of the paper is to illustrate how the IPS/IMMA tool is used at Scania CV AB in a digital test assembly process, and to compare the tool with other DHM tools on the market. The illustrated case of using the IMMA tool, here combined with the path planner tool IPS, indicates that the tool is promising. The major strengths of the tool are its user friendly interface, the motion generation algorithms, the batch simulation of manikins and the ergonomics assessment methods that consider time.

vehicle manufacturing


digital human modelling

ergonomics assessment


Lars Hanson

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem

D. Högberg

Högskolan i Skövde

M. Soderholm

Scania CV AB


1051-9815 (ISSN)

Vol. 41 Supplement 1 2248-2252

IEA 2012: 18th World congress on Ergonomics - Designing a sustainable future
Recife, Brazil,





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