Operability, comfort and safety are the key factors for the market success of products. Integrating ergonomics in product development from planning right through to series production places high demands on competence, processes and resources. Together with our experts, you can break new ground, secure highly qualified competence at peak times and significantly improve your overall performance. This is no exaggeration. After all, we’ve proven it many times before.
Competence and resources
Simulation and field studies
Real and digital test collectives
Ensure optimum comfort and safe handling at the highest level. We take over the implementation of ergonomics studies for entire vehicles or sub-projects from the planning stage to the transfer of results – and if required, we’ll use third-party studies to supplement the ergonomics simulation with RAMSIS. You’ll receive your study results fully documented and comprehensibly prepared.
Create fresh impetus for better products and future models. The world of ergonomics is changing. Autonomous driving, car sharing and increasing demands from international markets are creating new challenges for ergonomics. We will bring new technical possibilities and research results to your product ergonomics – exact test person pools, benchmarks, field studies and basic design for new vehicle concepts.
We will provide you with support that exactly meets your requirements using outsourcing, insourcing or project coaching. If there is a lack of skilled workers or if they are needed at peak times, we will support you in all areas of ergonomic product design. Our experts will bring their experience and manpower to your organization on a project or contract basis.
An interdisciplinary team of ergonomists, engineers, biomechanics specialists, psychologists and sports scientists is at your disposal in our Ergonomics Competence Center in Munich, Kaiserslautern or on your premises. We will work together on Ergonomics 4.0 to master the main challenges in ergonomics, e.g. concepts for autonomous driving and car sharing.
Choose one of our study packages to take your product forward in comfort, ease of use and safety – and of course you can also examine specific issues together with us.
In the Usability laboratory, the ergonomic quality of the operability of products and product elements (such as displays and steering wheels) is compared through observation and questioning. This is based on the jointly developed requirement definitions, plus interface design and evaluation with VDI 2222 – and the result is a comprehensive benchmark for the ergonomics of your product.
Get an exact overview of the ergonomic quality and the ergonomic improvement potential of your products. This analysis is also possible in a comparison with several vehicles.
Impressive purchasing power means different requirements. Our experts check how well your vehicle performs in terms of vision, perception, mobility and power – and how fit it is for demographic transition.
Perform a forces & moment analysis to check that your vehicle can be easily operated (or even at all!). Among other things, our experts will determine the maximum force forecasts for you, or calculate torques in the neck area, e.g. during extreme maneuvers with and without a helmet.
Using a combination of fields and virtual studies, we will show you the critical phases of ingress and egress – and uncover enormous improvement potential for your vehicle as a result.
We check seat length & width, backrest height, seat contours, lateral support and operability using physical test benches and simulations – and we define the basic ergonomic reference points (also in compliance with SAE standards).
We will support you with your CAD analysis of the external field of vision (with visual occlusion using A/B/C columns), in the determination of the visual quality when looking at instruments, and the required gaze aversion times – and we’ll also help you to draw the right conclusions from the study results.
Ensure standard-compliant belt routing over the manikin and test device (e.g. Gabarit, Hybrid III, Q Dummy) at an early stage – alternatively, belt routing can also be ensured using a real test collective in the real vehicle.
Digital allows you to ensure compliance with visual standards at an early stage in the digital model. This saves a lot of time in product development.
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