Human Motion Library and Predictive Capabilities for Digital Human Ergonomics Simulation Solution

Within their ergonomics process, automotive manufacturers rely heavily on computer simulation technology, specifically "Jack" (Siemens PLM, Plano, TX). Advancements to "Jack" provide users the ability to create workstations, yet much time is required to produce a single simulation. This 3-year industrial collaboration will reduce the time necessary for their completion and, improve on the accuracy of digital simulations. This will be accomplished by capturing motions of humans performing common manufacturing tasks, identified as difficult to simulate, allowing for the creation of a dynamic-motion-library that will be integrated into "Jack".

Joe Kagumba;Jarrod Smith
Faculty Supervisor: 
Joel Cort
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