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 thus avoided in the actual implementation.
Digital ergonomics is understood as an umbrella term for digital models and methods for planning, realisation and ongoing improvement of products and socio-technical work systems. Digital ergonomics focus on the individual. He or she is the reference point for the designing safe, healthy and usable products or systems.
The fundamental principles of digital ergonomics are
By means of these scientific disciplines, a correct virtual depiction and simulation is possible using digital manikins. Beside the measuring, modern processing 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:
Research on how to support product and production design processes by computer-aided tools of ergonomics is one of the scientific …
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