Development of a virtual immersive manikin implemented in real time systems
Work systems for manual assembling are a particular challenge in assembly planning. Next to the technical components of the workplace the component "human" has to be considered. Therefore not only the requirement of the single process steps needs to be incorporated, also questions of ergonomic parameters become more important. Planning of work systems can be simplified and accelerated by applying immersive systems in combination with digital manikins. As existing manikins do often not meet the requirement of the user, Fraunhofer IAO is developing a flexible and modular built manikin for the planning and the evaluation of assembly work systems. The present paper will give an overview on the project status, the main features of the designed manikin and the ergonomic assessment method.