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Title: Computer manikin family usage in human accommodation
Authors: Hogberg, Dan
Hanson, Lars
Case, Keith
Keywords: Computer manikin family
Human simulation
Human accommodation
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Nordic Ergonomics Society
Citation: HOGBERG, D., HANSON, L. and CASE, K., 2003. Computer manikin family usage in human accommodation. Nordic Ergonomics Society IN: Rafnsdottir, G.L., Gunnarsdottir, H. & Sveinsdottir, P. (eds). Mind and Body in a Technological World: Proceedings: NES 2003, 35th Annual Conference of the Nordic Ergonomics Society, Reykjavík, August 10th - 13th 2003, pp.184-188
Abstract: Commonly percentiles are used to define users’ bodily dimensions. The percentile approach is however not suitable for multivariate problems such as the design of car cockpits, i.e. where a range of body segment dimensions affects the design. An alternative way is to use a set, a family, of manikins for evaluation that better represents human variety. The aim of this study was to compare seat and steering wheel adjustment ranges obtained when using manikin families or a percentile approach as the user representation in human simulation software. Results obtained indicate that a more elaborate and careful consideration of users can be achieved when using a manikin family approach for human accommodation compared to a percentile approach.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/18074
ISBN: 9979608617
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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