HMI Analysis through Force & Motion Measurement

Assessment & optimization of the usability for hand-operated tools

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.

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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.

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HMI Control Measurement
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