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Digital Human Modeling for Ergonomic Analysis of Refrigerated Cabinets

Digital Human Modeling for Ergonomic Analysis of Refrigerated Cabinets

Year: 2009

Section: Human Factors, Aesthetics, Semantics, ans Semiotics

Editor: Chakrabarti, A.

Author: Colombo,Giorgio; Ponti,De Giorgio; Rizzi,Caterina

Section: Human Factors, Aesthetics, Semantics, ans Semiotics

Pages: 331-338

Abstract

This paper presents a roadmap to evaluate ergonomic factors of refrigerated display units integrating virtual human models with virtual prototyping techniques in order to optimize the product development process and analyse alternative con gurations of the product. Three users' categories (customers, operators and maintenance staff) with different roles, needs, and ways of interaction with the machinery have been considered. For each category, we de ned a set of ergonomic simulation tasks using virtual manikins, procedures to be followed by the designer/ergonomics tester and results quanti cation. Ergonomic simulations have been carried out varying unit type, con guration, manikins' size and packed food

Keywords: Digital Human Model, Virtual ergonomic simulation, Human factors in design, Refrigerated cabinets

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