Principles, methods and goals
The design of products and work systems can be optimised using digital ergonomics. Thanks to virtual simulation, design deficits are recognised early and avoided in the actual imple-mentation.
Digital ergonomics is understood as the umbrella term for digital models and methods for the planning, realisation and ongoing improvement of products and socio-technical work systems. The individual is the focus here. He or she is the reference point for the design of safe, healthy and usable products or systems.
The fundamental principles of digital ergonomics are
Using these scientific disciplines, a correct virtual depiction and simulation is possible using digital manikins. Beside the measuring, modern procession and visualisation of anthropo-metric data, the possibilities for the virtual planning of individualised work in a production and service context are also examined in this field of action.
The inherent goals of this field of action include: