1st Edition

Handbook of Digital Human Modeling Research for Applied Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering

Edited By Vincent G. Duffy Copyright 2008
    1032 Pages 345 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The rapid introduction of sophisticated computers, services, telecommunications systems, and manufacturing systems has caused a major shift in the way people use and work with technology. It is not surprising that computer-aided modeling has emerged as a promising method for ensuring products meet the requirements of the consumer. The Handbook of Digital Human Modeling provides comprehensive coverage of the theory, tools, and methods to effectively achieve this objective.

    The 56 chapters in this book, written by 113 contributing authorities from Canada, China, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Taiwan, UK, and the US, provide a wealth of international knowledge and guidelines. They cover applications in advanced manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, data visualization and simulation, defense and military systems, design for impaired mobility, healthcare and medicine, information systems, and product design. The text elucidates tools to help evaluate product and work design while reducing the need for physical prototyping.

    Additional software and demonstration materials on the CRC Press web site include a never-before-released 220-page step-by-step UGS-Siemens JackTM help manual developed at Purdue University.

    The current gap between capability to correctly predict outcomes and set expectation for new and existing products and processes affects human-system performance, market acceptance, product safety, and satisfaction at work. The handbook provides the fundamental concepts and tools for digital human modeling and simulation with a focus on its foundations in human factors and ergonomics. The tools identified and made available in this handbook help reduce the need for physical prototyping. They enable engineers to quantify acceptability and risk in design in terms of the human factors and ergonomics.

    Foundations of Digital Human Modeling

    Introduction, V.G. Duffy

    Some Requirements and Fundamental Issues in Digital Human Modeling, D.B. Chaffin

    A Scientific Perspective of Digital Human Modeling: Past, Present And Future, H.Bubb and F. Fritzsche

    Historical Perspectives on Human Performance Modeling, T.B. Sheridan

    Physics-Based Digital Human Modeling: Predictive Dynamics, K. Abdel-Malek and J. Arora

    Workplace Methods and Use of Digital Human Modeling, A. Stephens and M.L.H. Jones

    Virtual Environments and Digital Human Models, T. Alexander and S.R. Ellis

    Modeling Fundamentals

    Methods, Models and Technology for Lifting Biomechanics, M. LaFiandra

    Data-Based Human Motion Simulation Methods, W. Park

    Computational Approaches in Digital Human Modeling, T. Marler, J. Arora, S. Beck, J. Lu, A. Mathai, A. Patrick, and C. Swan

    Impact Simulation and Biomechanical Human Body Models, R. Happee and J. Wismans

    Development of Hand Models for Ergonomic Applications, T.J. Armstrong, J. Choi and V. Ahuja

    Foot Modeling and Footwear Development, A. Luximon and R. Goonetilleke

    Shape and Size Analysis and Standards, A. Godil and S. Ressler

    Modeling Response Time and Accuracy for Digital Humans, M. Yamaguchi and R.W. Proctor

    Psychophysiology in Digital Human Modeling, R.W. Backs and W. Boucsein

    Mathematical Models of Human Text Classification, A. Noorinaeini and M. Lehto

    Modeling Task Administration Protocols for Human and Robot E-Workers, H. Ko and S. Nof

    Visualization, Perceptualization and Data Rendering, D. Stredney and D. Ebert

    Computing Infrastructure and Methods for Visualizing Large Scale Dynamic Simulations, V. Popescu and C. Hoffman

    Multi-Objective Optimization for Short Duration Dynamic Events, H. Fang and M. Zhou

    Modeling the Role of Human Behaviors in A System-Of-Systems, D. DeLaurentis

    Verification and Validation of Human Modeling Systems, A. Ouidenhuizen, G.F. Zehner, and J.A. Hudson

    Evaluation and Analysis

    Digital Human Modeling-Evaluation Tools, D. Lamkull, C. Berlin, and R. Ortengren

    Discomfort Evaluation and Motion Measurement, X. Wang

    Optimization in Design: A Digital Human Modeling Perspective, M.B. Parkinson

    Ergonomics For Computer Usage, P.F. Stringfellow, S. Sadasivan, and A.K. Gramopadhye

    Workload Assessment Predictability for Digital Human Models, J. Grobelny, R. Michalski, and W. Karwowski

    Human Modeling and Simulation, J. Yang

    Statistical Methods for Human Motion Modeling, J. Faraway

    A Motion Simulation Tool for Automotive Interior Design, G. Monnier, X. Wang, and J. Trasbot

    Human Performance: Evaluating the Cognitive Aspects, B.F. Gore

    Instrumentation in Support of Dynamic Digital Human Modeling, D.R. Morr, J.F. Wiechel, and S.A. Metzler

    Instrumentation for Evaluating Effective Human-Computer Systems Design, J.T. Dennerlein and P.W. Johnson

    The Psychophysiology of Emotion, Arousal and Personality-Methods and Models, W. Boucsein and R.W. Backs

    Biometrics, Y. Du

    Data Mining and Its Applications in Digital Human Modeling, Y. Liu

    Motion Capture and Human Motion Reconstruction, S. Ausejo and X. Wang

    The Use of Digital Human Modeling for Advanced Industrial Applications, C. Godin and J. Chiang


    Digital Human Modeling in Automotive Product Applications, L. Hanson, D. Hogberg, and A. Nabo

    Inclusive Design for the Mobility Impaired, J.M. Porter, R. Marshall, K. Case, D. Gyi, R.E. Sims, and S. Summerskill

    Digital Human Modeling Automotive Manufacturing Applications, D. Lamkull, R. Ortengren, and L. Malmskold

    Advanced Measurement Methods in Mining, D. Ambrose

    Virtual Reality Training To Improve Human Performance, S. Sadasivan, P.F. Stringfellow, and A.K. Gramopadhye

    Lab Testing and Field Testing in Digital Human Modeling, T. Dukic and L. Hanson

    Networking Human Performance Models to Substantiate Human-Systems Integration, J. McGovern Narkevicius, T.M. Bagnall, R.A. Sargent, and J.E. Owen

    Digital Modeling of Behaviors and Interaction in Teams, B.S. Caldwell

    Digital Human Modeling for Palpatory Medical Training with Haptic Feedback, R.L. Williams II, J.N. Howell, and R.R. Conatser, Jr.

    Healthcare Delivery and Simulation, K. Rapala and J.C. Novak

    Modeling Human Physical Capability: Joint Strength And Range Of Motion, L. Frey-Law, T. Xia, and A. Laake

    Current Implementation and the Future of Digital Human Modeling

    Impact of Digital Human Modeling on Military Human-Systems Integration and Impact of the Military on Digital Human Modeling, J. Lockett and S. Archer

    Advanced Human Modeling in Support of Military Systems, P. Meunier, B. Cain, and M. Morrissey

    Digital Human Modeling and Scanner-Based Anthropometry, J.-M. Lu and M.-J. Wang

    Digital Human Modeling Packages, Z. Li

    Modeling and Augmenting Cognition: Supporting Optimal Individual Warfighter Human Performance, D.D. Schmorrow, P.B. Muller, D.A. Kobus, K. Van Orden, L. Reeves, and K.A. Rossi

    Future Needs and Developments in Support of Computer-Based Human Models, N.I. Badler and J.M. Allbeck


    Vincent G. Duffy