Institutionen för ingenjörsvetenskap
Leader of the User Centred Product Design research group.
Consideration of products' ergonomic qualities is important for successful product development where ergonomics (human factors) is one of many components that product designers need to consider. However, not seldom there are cooperation issues between designers and ergonomists, e.g. difficulties for designers in utilising ergonomics information as well as problems for ergonomists in contributing to the design process. Still there is a shared request for enhanced ergonomics input.
One aim of the research is to assist in making ergonomics information relevant and easily available to designers, and to improve communication patterns between ergonomists and designers. Product designers would benefit from a design methodology and design tools that facilitates the consideration of ergonomics along with other product requirements in the complex time and budget constrained design reality. This call may be remedied in a variety of ways and it is unlikely that there is one cure-all method that would suit all types of product development settings. Central in my research is the argument of digital human modelling (DHM) tools' contribution in supporting designers to consider ergonomics in the design process.
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.
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.
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.
Adaptive regression model for prediction of anthropometric data
Brolin Erik, Högberg Dan, Hanson Lars et al.International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation, 2017, 5(4), 285-305.
Adaptive regression model for synthesizing anthropometric population data
Brolin Erik, Högberg Dan, Hanson Lars et al.International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 2017, 59, 46-53.
Categories of touch: Classifying human touch using a soft tactile sensor
Jiong Sun, Billing Erik, Seoane Fernando et al.The robotic sense of touch: From sensing to understanding, workshop at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Singapore, May 29, 2017. 2017.
Digital human modelling in a virtual environment of CAD parts and a point cloud
Mahdavian Nafise, Ruiz Castro Pamela, Brolin Erik et al.Proceedings of the 5th International Digital Human Modeling Symposium (283-291). Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2017.
IPS IMMA for designing human-robot collaboration workstations
Ruiz Castro Pamela, Mahdavian Nafise, Brolin Erik et al.Proceedings of the 5th International Digital Human Modeling Symposium (263-273). Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2017.
Tactile Interaction and Social Touch: Classifying Human Touch using a Soft Tactile Sensor
Jiong Sun, Redyuk Sergey, Billing Erik et al.HAI '17: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Human Agent Interaction (523-526). New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2017.
Virtual test persons based on diverse anthropometric data for ergonomics simulations and analysis
Brolin Erik, Högberg Dan, Hanson Lars et al.Proceedings of the 49th NES 2017 Conference "Joy at Work", Lund, August 20-23, 2017 (232-239). Lund: Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, 2017.