Location: Center for Ergonomics, IOE
Faculty in charge: Matthew Reed, Ph.D.
The Human Motion Simulation Laboratory develops data-grounded models to evaluate and predict realistic human movements. These models can be used by human computer aided design (CAD) software to enable ergonomic analysis of workplaces and products. HUMOSIM is comprised of faculty and student investigators who collect extensive human motion data, create models using innovative statistical techniques, evaluate and prepare models for implementation, demonstrate the application using case studies, and present and publish techniques and results. The model and publication results from HUMOSIM are incorporated into human CAD systems that enable ergonomically-sound products and workplace designs.