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Application of Human Modelling in Health Care Industry

Hanson, Lars LU ; Hogberg, Dan; Lundstrom, Daniel and Warell, Maria (2009) 2nd International Conference on Digital Human Modeling held at the HCI International 2009 In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Digital Human Modeling) 5620. p.521-530
Abstract
Digital human modelling (DHM) is commonly utilised for vehicle and workplace design in the automotive industry. More rarely are the tools applied in the health care industry, albeit having similar objectives for cost-efficiency and User-centred design processes. The paper illustrates how a DHM tool is modified and utilised to evaluate a bathing system design from caretakers' and caregivers' ergonomics point of view. Anthropometry, joint range of motion, description and appearance of the manikin was customised to meet the requirements in a health care setting. Furthermore, a preferred bathing posture was defined. A suggested DHM working process scenario illustrates that DHM tools can be customised, applied and useful in health care product... (More)
Digital human modelling (DHM) is commonly utilised for vehicle and workplace design in the automotive industry. More rarely are the tools applied in the health care industry, albeit having similar objectives for cost-efficiency and User-centred design processes. The paper illustrates how a DHM tool is modified and utilised to evaluate a bathing system design from caretakers' and caregivers' ergonomics point of view. Anthropometry, joint range of motion, description and appearance of the manikin was customised to meet the requirements in a health care setting. Furthermore, a preferred bathing posture was defined. A suggested DHM working process scenario illustrates that DHM tools can be customised, applied and useful in health care product design. Except technical customisations of the DHM tool, the development of a working process and work organisation around the tool is proposed for an effective and efficient use of digital human modelling. (Less)
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Ergonomics, Digital Human Modelling, Elderly, Health Care, Human Factors
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Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Digital Human Modeling)
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5620
pages
521 - 530
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Springer
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2nd International Conference on Digital Human Modeling held at the HCI International 2009
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0302-9743
1611-3349
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978-3-642-02808-3
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10.1007/978-3-642-02809-0_55
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English
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  abstract     = {Digital human modelling (DHM) is commonly utilised for vehicle and workplace design in the automotive industry. More rarely are the tools applied in the health care industry, albeit having similar objectives for cost-efficiency and User-centred design processes. The paper illustrates how a DHM tool is modified and utilised to evaluate a bathing system design from caretakers' and caregivers' ergonomics point of view. Anthropometry, joint range of motion, description and appearance of the manikin was customised to meet the requirements in a health care setting. Furthermore, a preferred bathing posture was defined. A suggested DHM working process scenario illustrates that DHM tools can be customised, applied and useful in health care product design. Except technical customisations of the DHM tool, the development of a working process and work organisation around the tool is proposed for an effective and efficient use of digital human modelling.},
  author       = {Hanson, Lars and Hogberg, Dan and Lundstrom, Daniel and Warell, Maria},
  booktitle    = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Digital Human Modeling)},
  isbn         = {978-3-642-02808-3},
  issn         = {0302-9743},
  keyword      = {Ergonomics,Digital Human Modelling,Elderly,Health Care,Human Factors},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {521--530},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  title        = {Application of Human Modelling in Health Care Industry},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-02809-0_55},
  volume       = {5620},
  year         = {2009},
}