3 Written questions
3 Multiple choice questions
- Digital human - Computer simulation of a variety of mechanical and biological aspects of the human body.
Motion capture- The recording of human and animal movement by any means, for example, by video, magnetic or electro-mechanical devices.
- Digital humans enable manufacturing plants to be developed more quickly and manual workflow to be optimized. They improve worker safety and reduce compensation costs resulting from accidents. Machines and other equipment can be positioned to optimize cycle time and avoid hazards, etc. See 8.8
- Motion capture can reduce the cost of animation, which otherwise requires the animator to draw either each frame or key frames that are then interpolated. Motion capture saves time and creates more natural movements than manual animation, but is limited to motions that are anatomically possible. Examples are animated super-hero and martial arts.
3 True/False questions
Explain how motion capture contributes to the development of a digital human → A person wears sensors- either a set of acoustic, inertial, LED, magnetic or reflective marker at each joint. Sensors track the position of the markers as the person moves to develop a digital representation of the motion.
Explain how digital humans enable the consideration of human factors early in the design cycle → Digital humans can be used to represent joint resistance, discomfort, reach envelopes and visual fields. They can be used, for example, to measure the impact of clothing on human performance.
Explain how digital humans can increase the speed of the product development cycle → Digital humans can be used to represent joint resistance, discomfort, reach envelopes and visual fields. They can be used, for example, to measure the impact of clothing on human performance.