Digital Human Models for Human-Centered Design
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Central #1, 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8560, Japan
Digital human models represent variations of body shapes for the target end-user population. They can simulate human motions, evaluate workloads, and are utilized to assess safety and usability of products and environments in a virtual space with computer-aided design. The digitalized process can reduce actual test panels, time and cost for human-centered design. Recent trends in research show that the target population of digital human models includes people with special needs. Moreover, digital human models are embedded into interactive tools to support design workshop.
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