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.
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.