Human motions measurement for applying digital human model in virtual prototyping

Juhani Viitaniemi, Simo-Pekka Leino, Kaj Helin, Susanna Aromaa, Ari Kopperoinen, Jouni Lehtelä

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    Working environment in moving vehicles on rough terrain is demanding challenge for design. Virtual prototyping is a modern method used increasingly for the design of off-road vehicles. The physical behaviour of a human under dynamic impact motions has been studied in different working situations. Typically the motions are exerted by a human e.g. when doing manual work tasks. The movements of e.g. vehicles can cause the motions, too. The issue is not only normal vibration but also single repeated swings. The interest was the data of physical behaviour of a driver or passenger sitting on a seat and doing simultaneously simple visual and manual task in normal driving situation. The test scenarios consisted of several motion features. The problem was how to measure the data in order to be utilised in virtual prototyping of off-road vehicle. The data was needed in developing a kinetic digital human model and simulation in virtual prototyping.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHumans in a Complex Environment. 34th Annual Congress of the Nordic Ergonomics Society
    Subtitle of host publicationKolmården, Sweden, 1-3 October 2002
    Place of PublicationLinköping
    PublisherLinköpings universitet
    ISBN (Print)91-7373-444-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication


    • safety
    • motion
    • measurement
    • digital human model
    • virtual prototyping


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