Ergonomics Specialists

Ergonomics Specialists

Assessing the working conditions, ensuring compliance, and verifying assembly across multiple platforms

DELMIA Ergonomics Analysis

Analyze and Predict Human Safety and Performance

DELMIA Ergonomics Analysis (EGA) builds on DELMIA Ergonomics Evaluation (EGE) to let users analyze and predict human safety and performance directly from the 3D virtual environment. Engineers can examine, score, and iterate whole-body and segment postures for ergonomic analysis of defined work in the context of a product or workplace design. They can also work more precisely on the anthropometric definition of their manikins.

  • Rapidly evaluate workplace and product designs
  • Detect potential for work-related injuries early in the design process
  • Improve workplace and product quality and safety
  • Rapid upper limb assessment
    EGA users can detect work-related upper-limb disorder risks using the Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) survey. RULA is a screening tool that assesses biomechanical and postural workload on the whole body with particular attention to the neck, trunk, and upper limbs. Color-coded analysis results are displayed on the manikin’s upper body segments (neck, trunk, wrists, and arms). A RULA report can be generated and exported in text or HTML format.
  • Lifting and lowering analysis
    EGA lifting and lowering analysis utilizes the NIOSH 1981/1991 as well as the Snook and Ciriello guidelines. Duration, frequency, lifting posture (start and finish), and coupling conditions are used as input to provide recommended and maximum weight of the object to be lifted. The analysis results can be exported in a text or HTML format.
  • Push, pull, and carry analysis
    EGA provides push, pull, and carry analysis with the Snook and Ciriello equations. Distance and population samples are used as input to provide a maximum acceptable carrying weight. The pushing-pulling force can be compared to what is considered a safe force for the activity.
  • Biomechanics analysis
    EGA can perform biomechanics analysis on a worker in a given position. Based on the manikin’s position and the specified load (weight of an object) on the manikin’s segments, this analysis will calculate the moments and forces being applied to each joint. This analysis will also determine the percentage of the manikin’s population that will be unable to perform this action.
  • Manikin gender change
    EGA has the ability to switch between male and female manikins anytime. For example: a user can define a contextual posture for a man, then change the manikin gender to determine if a woman with the same attributes would be able to reach the objects.
  • Manikin population switching
    A manikin’s population can be switched at any time. For example: a user can define a posture for a 95th percentile American male, then determine if a 95th percentile Japanese male would be able to reach the objects in the virtual world. Supported populations include the United States, Canada, France, Japan and Korea. Users can also import and use their own customized population database.
  • Custom manikin anthropometry
    Under certain circumstances, EGA users may need very detailed manikins to represent specific persons (for example, to evaluate a specific pilot for a customized aircraft) or boundary manikins that cover a certain percentage of the population. In these cases, users can modify over 100 specific variables that define the manikin’s anthropometry.
  • Comfort or safety scoring for postures
    EGA can be used to score postures according to an expected comfort or safety level. This identifies which postures are the most and least comfortable or safe for a person who is performing a given activity. Comfort or safety information can be saved to a catalog and applied to manikins as desired. The comfort or safety scoring can be displayed as a color code on the manikin; it changes as the postures are manipulated, alerting potential comfort or safety issues. EGA will suggest optimal joints posture for specific actions based on comfort or safety scoring.
  • Customizable range of motion for each joint
    EGA makes it easy to customize joint rotation limits or even lock them in a specific position to reflect different degrees of flexibility. Users can modify joint parameters on one side of the body, and then copy them to the opposite side (mirror copy).