Ergonomic design for population anthropometrics

The AnyBody Modeling System enables you to design work environments that are optimal for human biomechanical performance, with minimal investment of your company’s resources. This helps you unlock vast improvements in the efficiency, performance and comfort of flight crews and passengers alike. Investigate the ergonomics of a population in conjunction with an adjustable environment. Thousands of body models can be generated within the variability of a population, placed in conjunction with the product and evaluated for comfort e.g., how to make an airplane seat more comfortable.


  • Design Optimization of Airline Seats (airplane seat comfort and discomfort from muscle fatigue and shear forces.)
  • Systemic variation of parameters for identification of optimal movement patterns between the seat pan and backrest
  • Simulation of flight operations based on environmental constraints of the cockpit
  • Flying posture simulation studies
  • Ergonomic simulation of package design
  • Perceived postural comfort in cockpit design

Examples of input and output for an occupant model:


  • Parameters for airline interior
  • Population specification


  • Muscle activities for individual muscles
  • Joint reaction forces
  • Comfort / discomfort measures

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Selected papers

  • Yang Z, Zheng Y, Fu S (2013), “Simulation of Pushing the Push-Pull Rod Action Based on Human Body Dynamics“, In: Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics, and Risk Management. Human Body Modeling and Ergonomics, pp. 393-401. [DOIWWW]
  • Rasmussen J, de Zee M (2008), “Design Optimization of Airline Seats“, SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars – Electron. Electr. Syst., vol. 1, pp. 580-584. [DOIWWW]
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