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- 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 can be used in e-commerce to model clothing products. A customer can produce a model corresponding to his or her body shape, size and look. The model can then try on clothing so that the customer can see what it might look like.
- Before a physical prototype- Digital humans allows the design to be optimized for user comfort, visibility and access to controls, that the user population will be able to climb in and out of the vehicle easily and controls and foot pedals are within the reach, that the vehicle can be maintained and the strength required to operate it is within the normal range.
3 True/False Questions
Discuss how digital humans can enhance human factors research → 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 → There can be more design iterations in less time. This results in higher product quality, which meets human requirements more accurately. Digital prototypes are cheaper to produce than physical prototypes. Products are safer as a result of more thorough analysis of safety aspects.
Explain how motion capture contributes to the development of a digital human → A motion capture session records the movements of the actor, not his or her visual appearance. The captured movements are mapped to a 3D model (human, giant robot) created by a computer artist, to move the model in the same way.