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