A constraint based human model for simulating and predicting postures

Baljinder Singh, Ben Hicks, Tony Medland, Glen Mullineux, Johan F.M. Molenbroek

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Abstract

Digital human modelling is becoming increasingly important in the early stages of the design process for several reasons including the need to investigate human-product interactions. However, the main focus of research so far has been on able-bodied human beings in order to assess their abilities to interact with different products. There is still a lack of research for modelling the abilities of disabled and elderly people. This paper presents an approach to modelling human movement based on the use of a constraint modelling environment. Constraints are applied to specify the motion requirements and also the limits of potential joint movement. The latter will allow the approach to be used to model and investigate the effects of physical impairments. The approach is demonstrated with a case study based on the domestic task of ironing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering, TMCE 2010
EditorsI. Horvath, F. Mandorli, Z. Rusák
Pages221-229
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event8th International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering, TMCE 2010 - Ancona, Italy
Duration: 12 Apr 201016 Apr 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering, TMCE 2010
Volume1

Conference

Conference8th International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering, TMCE 2010
CountryItaly
CityAncona
Period12/04/1016/04/10

Keywords

  • Constraint modelling
  • Constraint-based design
  • Digital human modelling
  • Human/product interactions
  • Posture prediction
  • Task simulation

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