Computer-aided human modelling programs for workstation design

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In designing a workstation, computer-aided human modelling programs can be used advantageously to analyse human-fit to the workstation components. The analysis is performed within a three-dimensional computer graphics environment. To illustrate the current state of development, six representative programs were selected: CYBERMAN, COMBIMAN, CREW CHIEF, JACK, SAMMIE, and MANNEQUIN. The programs differ considerably in terms of system requirement, operating characteristics, applicability and the various ergonomic evaluation functions available in the human modelling programs. The comparative analysis of the programs will aid the user to select the appropriate program for a particular workstation design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1958-1972
Number of pages15
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1995
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


  • Anthropometry
  • Computer graphics
  • Human models
  • Workstation design


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