DHM and Posturography,
Edition 1
Edited by Sofia Scataglini and Gunther Paul

Publication Date: 23 Aug 2019

DHM and Posturography explores the body of knowledge and state-of-the-art in digital human modeling, along with its application in ergonomics and posturography. The book provides an industry first introductory and practitioner focused overview of human simulation tools, with detailed chapters describing elements of posture, postural interactions, and fields of application. Thus, DHM tools and a specific scientific/practical problem – the study of posture – are linked in a coherent framework. In addition, sections show how DHM interfaces with the most common physical devices for posture analysis. Case studies provide the applied knowledge necessary for practitioners to make informed decisions.

Digital Human Modelling is the science of representing humans with their physical properties, characteristics and behaviors in computerized, virtual models. These models can be used standalone, or integrated with other computerized object design systems, to design or study designs, workplaces or products in their relationship with humans.

Key Features

  • Presents an introductory, up-to-date overview and introduction to all industrially relevant DHM systems that will enable users on trialing, procurement decisions and initial applications
  • Includes user-level examples and case studies of DHM application in various industrial fields
  • Provides a structured and posturography focused compendium that is easy to access, read and understand
About the author
Edited by Sofia Scataglini, Visiting Professor, Department of Product Development, Faculty of Design Sciences, Antwerp University and Researcher, Belgian Royal Military Academy and Queen Astrid Military Hospital and Gunther Paul, Principal Research Fellow, Australian Institute for Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM), Australia
Table of Contents

Part I Introduction1. Introduction: from greek sculpture to the digital human model-a history of “human equilibrium¿2. Why do we need digital human models?

Part II Human motion simulation tools3. Siemens Jack4. Human solutions RAMSIS5. Task-based digital human simulation with editors for manual work activitiesdBasic Functionalities, applications, and future works6. Santos: an integrated human modeling and simulation platform7. NexGen Ergonomics Inc. HumanCAD8. The AnyBody Modeling System9. Virtual ergonomics by dassault syste`mes10. CASIMIRda human body model for the analysis of seat vibrations11. Industrial path solutionsd - intelligently moving manikins12. ERL seat design and digital human models13. ESI unique human model for seat (dis)comfort evaluation14. Simcenter Madymo15. VIRTHUMAN models for impact16. Alaska/dynamicusdHuman movements in interplay with the environment

Part III Open source and internal DHM in posturography17. Open-source software to create a kinematic model in digital human

Part IV Elements of posture18. Human head modeling and applications19. Neck postural stabilization, motion comfort, and impact simulation20. Motion analysis and modeling of the shoulder: challenges and potential applications21. Development of a feasible finite element digital human hand model22. The spine: biomechanics and subject-specific finite element models23. Foot size and foot shape of children, adults and elderly24. Pelvic floor biomechanical assessment: current approaches and new evidence

Part V Postural interactions25. Posture and anthropometry26. Posturography

Part VI Activities of daily living27. Physics-based sit-to-stand three-dimensional motion prediction considering seat pan contact28. Digital human modeling and ergonomics of sleeping systems29. Surface transitions and stair climbing and descent30. Ingresseegress analysis for passenger vehicle design through digital human modeling31. Posture prediction and physics-based human motion simulation32. Three-dimensional body shape modeling and posturography 33. Adaptable digital human models from 3D body scans 34. Occupant comfort35. Models of the human in dynamic environments

Part VII Cognition and control in posturography36. Probabilistic reliability-physics models in aerospace human-in-the-loop (HITL) problems37. Modeling human cognitive behavior for system design

Part VIII Fields of applications38. Task analysisdErgonomically designed socio-technical work processes or humanemachine interfaces using digital ergonomictools and methods39. Rehabilitation40. Digital human modeling in aerospace41. DHM applied to ergonomic design and assessment of diagnostic ultrasound systems42. Task-based digital human simulation with Editor for manual work activitiesdindustrial applications in product design and production planning43. Medicine and the virtual physiological human44. Use of digital human modeling in product design45. Clothing46. Human modeling tools for spacesuit and hardware design and assessment47. Individualization of digital human models for planning of humanerobot collaboration48. Anthropometric modeling in forensics49. Biomechanical human models for seating discomfort assessment

Part IX DHM protocols50. Standards and Norms51. DHM data exchange protocols

Part X Integrations52. Motion analysis of work conditions using commercial depth cameras in real industrial conditions53. Design smart clothing using digital human models54. Integration of commercial pressure measurement technologies55. Haptic device integration

Part XI Case studies56. Application of 3D scanning in design education57. A virtual platform for lower limb prosthesis design and assessment58. Three-dimensional scanning of the torso and breasts to inform better bra design59. Building patternmaking theory to better represent the female form60. Digital human modeling for collaborative robotics61. Designing aircraft seats to fit the human body contour62. Posture analysis in extreme sports63. Predicting vehicle occupant postures using statistical models

Book details
ISBN: 9780128167137
Page Count: 860
Retail Price : £155.00
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KEYWORDS: Human Simulation, Manikin, Human Template, 3-D Body, Body Shape, Ergonomics, Human Factors, Biomechanics, Posture Prediction, Anthropometry, Motion Analysis, Human-System Design, Product Design, Apparel Design, Workstation Design, Seat Design, HCI, Human-Robot Collaboration, Package Engineering, Vehicle Safety, Automotive Engineering, CAE, Human Tool, Forensic Analysis