PARAMETRIC MOVEMENT SYNTHESIS: TOWARDS VIRTUAL OPTIMISATION OF MAN-MACHINE INTERACTION IN ENGINEERING DESIGN
DS 92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Wolf, Alexander; Wartzack, Sandro
Section: DESIGN PROCESSES
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0400
A parametric movement synthesis approach is introduced, which allows the adaptation of a synthesized movement to a specific use case by varying geometrical parameters. This parametric movement synthesis empowers the product developer to optimize products purely virtually in terms of ergonomics and (dis-)comfort by using musculoskeletal simulation. We developed such a parametric model for a lifting movement to analyse several scenarios. The results of the analyses show to what extent this procedure may support the product developer to improve the man-machine interaction of products.
Keywords: human centred design, musculoskeletal simulation, movement synthesis, ergonomics, design for x (DfX)