STUDY OF HUMAN ACCESSIBILITY: COMPARISON BETWEEN PHYSICAL TESTS AND NUMERICAL SIMULATION RESULTS
Using numerical model of static human body commonly assesses the human accessibility, essential part of an ergonomic approach of product. Considering the body as a simple assembly of static parts of different anthropometry is limiting. The physical skills and muscles compliance are to take into account in the digital human model. In this paper, the validity of this approach is assessed by comparing the reach envelopes obtained from a numerical method to those obtained experimentally on a simple situation of accessibility of the upper body.