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AnyBody - a software system for ergonomic optimization

  title={AnyBody - a software system for ergonomic optimization},
  author={John Rasmussen and Michael Damsgaard and Egedijus Surma and S{\o}ren T{\o}rholm Christensen and Mark de Zee and V{\'i}t Vondr{\'a}k},
1. Abstract This paper describes the efforts of an interdisciplinary research team to design a generally applicable system for ergonomic optimization with respect to the physiological properties of the human body and the body’s interaction with the product. The articulation of biological principles in the form of optimization criteria, their implementation into efficient methods for musculoskeletal simulation, and the use of the methods for ergonomic optimization are described. [...] Key Result It is concluded that musculoskeletal analysis based on optimization principles holds a large potential in basic research as well as in product development.Expand
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