Industrial customisation of digital human modelling tools
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2008

Computer aided visualization and simulation enables early evaluation of important design parameters of future products and production systems. Typically, humans affect the system performance, and in order to achieve the expected system efficiency ergonomics needs to be considered in the design process in addition to the more technical or logistical matters. Hence, there is a call for ergonomics to be a natural part of the product and production development process,also at virtual stages. Three examples of the development of DHM (digital human modelling) based company-specific ergonomics evaluation methods and work processes are portrayed, argued and discussed. These illustrate the use of DHM tools for performing static work and occupant packaging analyses, as well as customizing activities made for the implementation of the tools in companies’ work processes. This is followed by a discussion of future needs of DHM tools including the call for ergonomics methods for evaluating full work cycles.

ergonomic evaluation

digital human models

evaluating full work cycles


Dan Högberg

Gunnar Bäckstrand

Dan Lämkull

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem

Lars Hanson

Roland Örtengren

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem

International Journal of Services Operations and Informatics

1741-539X (ISSN) 1741-5403 (eISSN)

Vol. 3 1 53-70


Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi

Annan maskinteknik

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