Linking Ergonomics Simulation to Production Process Development

Salla Lind, Boris Krassi, Juhani Viitaniemi, Sauli Kiviranta, Juhani Heilala, Cecilia Berlin

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    Production development can conflict with production ergonomics and management of environmental impacts. In this paper, we describe how ergonomics can be assessed in production system design by means of a joint simulation tool. The tool enables ergonomics and environmental impacts assessment in conjunction with production process development. The ergonomics sub-tool is based on a digital human model, which has been improved by introducing an updated data measurement system and neural network processing and inference functionality. The results will extend the new simulation modelling capabilities of the existing digital human model by increasing the motion prediction accuracy and providing freedom to model a multitude of task-related motions in a realistic way.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2008 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2008
    Place of PublicationMiami, Florida, U.S.A
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-2708-6, 978-1-4244-2707-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventWinter Simulation Conference, WSC 2008 - Miami, FL, United States
    Duration: 7 Dec 200810 Dec 2008


    ConferenceWinter Simulation Conference, WSC 2008
    Abbreviated titleWSC 2008
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityMiami, FL


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