Ergodata: A Dedicated Database System for Digital Human Modeling and Ergonomic Studies 1999-01-1888
ERGODATA was developed to provide basic data in the fields of anthropometry, biomechanics, and more generally ergonomics as well as statistical models of populations, with for instance a prediction of change in morphologies in the next 10-20 years to come.
Individual Database (ID) and Aggregate Database (AD) in anthropometry contain worldwide surveys on various samples of subjects: males and females, civilians and military,… Specific databases were linked with ID and AD to collect and process experimental results on inertial properties, human strengths, as well as upper limb reach capabilities and movements for seated operators..
Bibliographic data and documentary sheets on norms and recommendations in ergonomics are also available. A new database focused on 3-D surface anthropometry will be added soon. All this information may be used to create and animate digital human models. ERGOMAN was developed for this purpose on EUCLID CAD software. This digital man-model is dedicated to ergonomic analysis in a workplace design process: postural assessment, visual field, reach area capabilities.