Virtual Manikin: imitating an operator in his work environment
The Virtual Manikin is a puppet that enables to imitate an operator in virtual reality in his work environment, in real time.
TechViz Virtual Manikin functionality enables to see how an operator interacts with his work environment, but also with other operators in the same space. It also enables to make ergonomic studies of the workspace.
Modern designs are becoming denser in composing and tend to optimize the product space in order to gain in volume and weight of transport.
It therefore becomes critical to evaluate the consequences of these designs on the assembly lines and on the maintenance operations.
It is in response to this growing demand from its customers that TechViz developed a Virtual Manikin that can be manipulated as a puppet and meets the physiological rules.
How does it work?
The Virtual Manikin works with TechViz virtual reality software that allows you to visualize and navigate directly in a 3D model (small or large models such as buildings or airplanes) from industrial applications such as Catia, Autodesk, Navisworks, Pro-E, NX, and more than 200 others. These 3D applications can be displayed directly and instantly on any VR system without any data conversion.
- Interact with the Manikin: move or steer his limbs to make him change his posture. Move and steer the Manikin using a handle.
- Add one or an infinity of Manikins responding to the different characteristics of world population in the virtual scene.
- Define the morphology of the virtual model forced physio mechanically.
- Unblock a joint and block some: on his workstation the user often has his hand fixed in the same place.
- Quickly position the Manikin in the virtual space as soon as it is created: “Fast positioning”.
- Attach the manikin to an object in the virtual scene or attach the manikin to a specific area of the 3D model with a magnet.
- Real time ergonomic evaluation of postures based on RULA
- TechViz Virtual Manikin includes XDE technology from CEA LIST
- Quickly switch between different basic postures (sitting or standing) or configure any other posture and save it.