Digital Human Modeling

Volume 5620 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 727-736

Validation of the HADRIAN System Using an ATM Evaluation Case Study

  • Steve J. SummerskillAffiliated withDept. of Design and Technology
  • , Russell MarshallAffiliated withDept. of Design and Technology
  • , Keith CaseAffiliated withMechanical and Manufacuring Engineering
  • , Diane E. GyiAffiliated withDept. of Human Sciences, Loughborough University
  • , Ruth E. SimsAffiliated withDept. of Design and Technology
  • , Peter DavisAffiliated withDept. of Design and Technology

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The HADRIAN human modelling system is under development as part of the EPSRC funded AUNT-SUE project. The HADRIAN system aims to foster a ‘design for all’ ethos by allowing ergonomists and designers to see the effects of different kinds of disability on the physical capabilities of elderly and disabled people. This system is based upon the long established SAMMIE system, and uses data collected from 102 people, 79 of whom are registered as disabled, or have age related mobility issues. The HADRIAN system allows three dimensional CAD data of new products to be imported, with a subsequent automated analysis using all of the 102 sample members. The following paper describes the process and results gathered from a validation study using an ATM design as a case study. The results indicated that fine tuning of the behavioural data built into HADRIAN would improve the accuracy of an automated product analysis.


Human Modelling design for all ergonomics validation