Mannequin Properties Desired for Ergonomic Evaluation of Car Interiors

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Abstract

Mannequin properties desired for ergonomic evaluation of car interiors
Lars Hansson, Kenneth Holmqvist, Simon Sjölander, Giovanni Distante, Guiseppe Andreoni, Nicholas Colford, Tomas Engström, Gert-Åke Hansson, Roland Kadefors, Patric Petersson, Camilla Rigotti, Lena Sperling, Anders Sundin, Per Östman, Roland Akselsson

The aim of this study was to simulate a future mannequin with real people in order to find characteristics necessary for ergonomic evaluation of comfort in car interiors. We argue that the mannequin should ideally perform natural movements, collision detection, a biomechanical model, and eyes. Optional improvements to the mannequin involve muscles and a heart. We also discuss the user interface to the mannequin and means to present mannequin data.

Details

Authors
  • Lars Hanson
  • Kenneth Holmqvist
  • Simon Sjölander
  • Giovanni Distante
  • Giuseppe Andreoni
  • Nicholas Colford
  • Tomas Engström
  • Gert-Åke Hansson
  • Roland Kadefors
  • Patric Petersson
  • Camilla Rigotti
  • Lena Sperling
  • Anders Sundin
  • Per Östman
  • Roland Akselsson
Organisations
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Environmental Health and Occupational Health

Keywords

  • ergonomics, mannequin, car interior, comfort
Original languageEnglish
Pages43-48
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventCLAWAR'98 First International Symposium, VR Mech '98 - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 1998 Sep 261998 Sep 28

Conference

ConferenceCLAWAR'98 First International Symposium, VR Mech '98
CountryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period1998/09/261998/09/28