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HMI Analysis through Force & Motion Measurement

To modernize the workday, a closely interlinked interplay between technical ergonomics, interface design, and appropriate component & material selection is required. We ensure the design of the suitable Human-Machine-Interface (HMI) for safe & comfortable use under the most extreme working conditions.

Capturing the effects of interaction concepts on human factors

To collect measurement parameters, we record the current state of devices and prototypes. We then determine the static and dynamic load on the user. By analyzing the weight distribution and packaging situations dependent on the application, we can compare and evaluate different device concepts. This analysis includes static holding tasks as well as dynamic processes of acceleration, deceleration, and vibration. Our method also facilitates successful usability validation, ensuring safe and effective handling.

Are you aiming to develop forward-thinking and innovative tools and devices and in need of a reliable partner?
Our experts specialize in human-centered technology development and design, ready to assist you in overcoming this challenge.

Erfasste Daten des Motion-Trackings bei Bedienung einer Bohrmaschine werden auf einem Smartphone dargestellt
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Safe & comfortable operation through objectified control element design

The force measurement test stand is utilized for designing new device interactions and quantifying operating comfort. This involves establishing the relationship between quantitative measures (e.g., actuation force, duration, and frequency) and subjective user perceptions. Consequently, it ensures high interface quality. The use of hand-operated tools, such as drills, impacts the user from the fingers through the hand-arm system to the upper body region. By comparing measurements with work science recommendations, we lay the groundwork for design optimizations of the human-machine interface.

Do you have questions about quantifying technical ergonomics and usability?
Our team is eager to assist you.

HMI Control Measurement
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Comfort Analyses using Pressure Mapping

By identifying and localizing pressure distribution, USE-Ing. enables the objectification of ergonomic grip qualities and targeted, design-technical product optimization.

Optimization of hand-operated tools

The ergonomic design of hand-held tools is significantly achieved through comfortable, low-stress, and intuitive handling. Manufacturers face the fundamental challenge of translating qualitative user sensations into technically quantifiable and specifiable design requirements and validating them accordingly. Our experts offer hand tool developers an efficient method with the Pressure Mapping approach to visualize problematic hand pressure points during interaction with the device, so that targeted design optimizations of the human-product interfaces (e.g., handles) can be derived.

Would you like to learn more about the Pressure Mapping technique?
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Micro Ergonomic Handool Assessment
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Visualization of discomfort zones as a basis for ergonomic design

The highly efficient technique of visualizing discomfort zones enables the validation of an ergonomic design. The direct comparison with predecessor or competitor products also realizes the scientific substantiation of marketing claims. The color division into high, medium, and low pressure zones ensures easy understandability. Quantitative results of the pressure distribution clearly provide comparable metrics for interface comfort.

Would you like to explore, without obligation, whether your device design could be optimized using Pressure Mapping?
Feel free to contact us.

Hand Pressure Mapping
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Body Capture for Real-Time Product Ergonomics Analysis

USE-Ing. enables manufacturers to objectively identify and substantiate ergonomic potentials in user-centered product development by capturing and visualizing physical work strain. This is carried out in immediate or simulated work environments using biomechanical measurement systems for Body and Motion Capture.

Workflow analyses to identify individual user behavior

In ergonomic product development, the focus of analysis is on identifying common types of strain (caused by specific application forces) and workflows. Additionally, associated forced postures and repetitions of work tasks can be recognized. The interface quality of the analyzed products or device concepts can be attributed both to the overall emerging strain and to the specific strain on individual body regions. The assessment of the recorded situations is based on current, work-scientific, and biomechanical criteria according to DIN / ISO.

Do you face challenging questions in the area of ergonomics during your development process?
We would be delighted to advise you on the appropriate use of Body & Motion Capture for Ergonomics Analysis.

Workflowanalyse zur Identifikation des individuellen Nutzungsverhaltens einer Person beim Einladen eines Rollstuhls in ein Auto
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Concept evaluation through objectively comparable analyses

Motion Capture technology allows developers to visualize adopted working postures and workflows. The device operation is displayed absolutely synchronously to real video recordings. In our Body Capture Lab, significant product improvements can be demonstrated both within an objective product ergonomics benchmark and during a prototype evaluation. The technology not only enables the detection of health risks but also allows revealing and objectively capturing HMI optimizations. Especially in a concept comparison, the effectiveness of design variants can be transparently assessed and used as a solid basis for decision-making within product development.

Would you like to learn how automated evaluations of Motion Capture analyses can facilitate your documentation of ergonomic development decisions?
Our ergonomics experts are proficient in efficient and effective application.

Motion-Tracking Darstellung mit Kameraaufnahme einer Person und erfasster ergonomischer Metrik
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