AN ERGONOMIC EVALUATION ENGINE FOR CONCEPTUAL DESIGN STAGE USING ANTHROPOMETRIC DIGITAL HUMAN MODELS
This paper introduces an ergonomic evaluation engine for conceptual design stage of a product development cycle using digital humans. Using an intuitive control facility, design engineers can input a simple CAD model, design variables and human factors in to the system. The evaluation engine generates the required simulation in real time by making use of Anthropometric and Physical Characteristic Databases and Prioritized Inverse Kinematics architecture. The proposed system could be an efficient tool for helping designers for easier and earlier identification of ergonomic flaws.