Use of soft tissue properties for ergonomic product design

Parth Shah, Yan Luximon, Ameersing Luximon

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Abstract

In order to achieve better comfort and fit for designed products it is important to understand the product and user interface and to analyze the interaction at the region of contact. Study of biomechanical properties of soft tissue can provide a good insight of this interface between user and the product. Biomechanical properties can help the designers in material selection which can improve the comfort and fit and help in serving the purpose of the designed product. A sample study of soft tissue thickness of human head and face was conducted using an ultrasound indentation device at selected locations. Results showed the variation in soft tissue thickness levels, which was further used to discuss the role of soft tissue properties in the field of ergonomic product design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, 2017
EditorsWaldemar Karwowski, Ravindra S. Goonetilleke
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages165-171
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783319608242
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
EventAHFE 2017 International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, 2017 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 17 Jul 201721 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume602
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

ConferenceAHFE 2017 International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period17/07/1721/07/17

Keywords

  • Biomechanical properties
  • Comfort
  • Ergonomic product design
  • Fit
  • Soft tissue thickness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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