Although human modeling capabilities and comprehensive predictive virtual humans are growing with respect to research, development, and practical application, awareness of how these tools can help design products and study humans is relatively low. If advanced enough, digital human models (DHM) provide a design aid for engineers and ergonomists. With respect to product design, such aids can help design products that are safer and easier to use. In addition, these tools can reduce costly and time-consuming production of prototypes by testing digital designs on the computer. With respect to human modeling, digital humans provide a tool with which a user can study how and why people behave the way they do. Finally, digital humans allow one to simulate real-world scenarios, with cause-and-effect studies, thus helping to save lives.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Military Industrial Engineering|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2009|