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CROMM - Creation of Muscle Manikin

Reference number
Coordinator CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG - Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling
Funding from Vinnova SEK 7 200 000
Project duration July 2013 - December 2016
Status Completed
Venture FFI - Sustainable Production
End-of-project report 2012-04584eng.pdf (pdf, 789 kB)

Purpose and goal

The overall aim was to develop a supportive production engineering tool which can: 1)compute and visualise the musculoskeletal health effect on workers, 2)perform ergonomics and time balancing in a parallel process 3)further develop IMMA, a basic digital human modelling tool, and implement it in Swedish industry. All three parts of the project purpose were realized and visualized in demonstrators.

Expected results and effects

The work done on basic human modelling and the parallel initiative to realize IPS IMMA, made it possible to release a ergonomics simulation software to the automotive industry, as requested by the Swedish Research Agenda. A research demonstrator for muscle simulation was developed. It is very promising, but need further research before it can be delivered to the industry. The features developed to connect AviX and IMMA for parallel optimization of ergonomics and system performance are interesting and need further development.

Planned approach and implementation

The project was divided into six work packages. From each work package, knowledge was developed and implemented in a demonstrator version of IMMA. Throughout the project, demonstrators were refined, tested and evaluated by industrial and academic partners and academic partners. Within the project consortia, relevant and challenging uses cases were defined. These use cases were used to feed the development of the tool and to confirm fulfilment of project objectives. The method with demonstrators and scenarios worked very well.

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Last updated 20 February 2020

Reference number 2012-04584

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