To most people in the human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) profession, integrating knowledge gathered from HF/E research as early as possible into the design of a product or system in order to reap the most benefits for the least costs is a necessity. Yet many products and systems enter production without having undergone an ergonomic design or human factor analysis. How one human modeling application, 3DSSPP/AutoCAD, helped to evaluate a Ford Motor Company assembly workplace and how it proved its merits compared with on-site ergonomics analyses are presented. Simulations combining CAD and human modeling software prove as effective as on-site ergonomics assessments in the automotive assembly task analysis.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Specialist publication||Ergonomics in Design|
|State||Published - 1999|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Glenn Jimmerson works in the advanced manufacturing technology development division at Ford Motor Company. The research and development of the 3DSSPP/ AutoCAD interface program was supported by Ford Motor Company.
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