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Leader of the User Centred Product Design research group.
Dan Högberg's research is about making user-centred information, e.g. ergonomics knowledge, relevant and easily available to product designers and engineers. These roles often need design methods and tools that facilitates the consideration of user aspects, along with other product/system requirements, in the complex time and budget constrained product realisation process. Central in Dan's research is digital human modelling (DHM) and how such technology can contribute in supporting designers and engineers to consider ergonomics/human factors proactively at virtual stages of the design process. Dan also conducts research in how sensors integrated into textiles can be used to evaluate ergonomics, including how the collected data can improve simulations in the virtual world.
Dan is leader of the User Centred Product Design (UCPD) research group at University of Skövde. UCPD is one of several research groups within the research environment Virtual Engineering at the School of Engineering Science. The group's research is to a large extent carried out in close cooperation with industrial partners. UCPD has currently four focus areas: digital human modelling, anthropometry, industrial information design, and applications of smart textiles.
Possibilities and challenges for proactive manufacturing ergonomicsBrolin Erik, Mahdavian Nafise, Högberg Dan et al.Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018): Volume VIII: Ergonomics and Human Factors in Manufacturing, Agriculture, Building and Construction, Sustainable Development and Mining (11-20). Cham: Springer, 2019.
Prevention of Work: Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Using Smart Workwear – The Smart Workwear Consortium
Lind Carl Mikael, Sandsjö Leif, Mahdavian Nafise et al.Human Systems Engineering and Design: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design (IHSED2018): Future Trends and Applications, October 25-27, 2018, CHU-Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France (477-483). Springer, 2019.
Concept of Formalized Test Procedure for Proactive Assessment of Ergonomic Value by Digital Human Modelling Tools in Lean Product DevelopmentHögberg Dan, Brolin Erik, Hanson LarsAdvances in Human Factors in Simulation and Modeling: Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Simulation and Modeling (425-436). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2018.
DHM Based Test Procedure Concept for Proactive Ergonomics Assessments in the Vehicle Interior Design Process
Högberg Dan, Ruiz Castro Pamela, Mårdberg Peter et al.Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018): Volume V: Human Simulation and Virtual Environments (314-323). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2018.
Effect of Giving Feedback on Postural Working Techniques
Mahdavian Nafise, Lind Carl Mikael, Diaz Olivares Jose Antonio et al.Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXII: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, incorporating the 33rd National Conference on Manufacturing Research, September 11–13, 2018, University of Skövde, Sweden (247-252). Amsterdam, Netherlands: IOS Press, 2018.
Ergonomic risk assessment in DHM tools employing motion data: Exposure calculation and comparison to epidemiological reference data
Rhén Ida-Märta, Forsman Mikael, Örtengren Roland et al.International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation, 2018, 6(1), 31-64.
Proposal of an Intuitive Interface Structure for Ergonomics Evaluation Software
Iriondo Pascual Aitor, Högberg Dan, Kolbeinsson Ari et al.Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018): Volume VIII: Ergonomics and Human Factors in Manufacturing, Agriculture, Building and Construction, Sustainable Development and Mining (289-300). Cham: Springer, 2018.
Second cycle education program in virtual ergonomics and design
Brolin Anna, Brolin Erik, Högberg DanProceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018): Volume VII: Ergonomics in Design (1058-1065). Cham: Springer, 2018.
Virtual Simulation of Human-Robot Collaboration Workstations
Ruiz Castro Pamela, Högberg Dan, Ramsen Håkan et al.Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018): Volume V: Human Simulation and Virtual Environments, Work With Computing Systems (WWCS), Process Control (250-261). Springer, 2018.
A framework for motion planning of digital humans using discrete mechanics and optimal controlBjörkenstam Staffan, Nyström Johan, Carlson Johan S. et al.Proceedings of the 5th International Digital Human Modeling Symposium (64-71). Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2017.