An interdisciplinary approach to validate mechatronic systems in early product development stages

Year: 2012
Editor: Assoc. Prof. Poul Kyvsgaard Hansen, Professor John Rasmussen, Assoc. Prof. Kaj A. Jřrgensen, Assoc. Prof. Christian Tollestrup
Author: Maik Auricht, Boris Beckmann-Dobrev and Rainer Stark
Series: NordDESIGN
Institution: 1: Aalborg University, Denmark; 2: Design Society, United Kingdom
ISBN: 978-87-91831-51-5


A fast and efficient solution for the evaluation of mechatronic systems in early development stages provides Smart Hybrid Prototyping (SHP). It represents an intermediate stage between the digital and the physical prototype. In particular, it allows multimodal experiencing of mechatronic systems, the human is better involved in evaluating the overall system. To demonstrate the concept of the Smart Hybrid Prototyping approach and to evaluate the technological feasibility an example from the automotive industry was chosen: the development of car tailgates.

Keywords: Smart Hybrid Prototyping, Virtual Reality, Mechatronics


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