Newsletter Subscription

You're interested in?

User Group

Divers in the scanner

04.11.2014

How wide does the divers' hatch of a submarine have to be to enable fully-equipped divers to enter and exit the boat easily? To answer this question, the Human Solutions Group scanned two divers from the Eckernförde Naval Base on behalf of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems.

An unusual sight at the Human Solutions Group in Kaiserslautern: Two Navy divers wearing all their gear have their dimensions captured by a 3D bodyscanner.

The 3D bodyscanners of the Human Solutions Group capture body dimensions in a contact-free procedure. The device used – the VITUS smartXXL – takes less than seven seconds to create high-resolution, three-dimensional images of persons or objects in the form of 3D scans.

To design an optimal submarine entry/exit hatch for divers, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems needed highly accurate 3D models of a diver in various postures wearing all his equipment. This data is then used to simulate submarine entry and exit on the computer – so the designer gets precise onscreen information about the amount of space the diver actually requires.

KomfortZone02

The magazine for ergonomics in the automotive industry

  • Drive differently
    ergonomics in the car of tomorrow
  • New, new, new!
    verification of compliance with norms, RAMSIS in NX, current research
  • Comfort under water
    interior design in submarines
  • China on the move
    ergonomics simulation in the largest growth market
  • Ergonomics at the starting line
    Size NorthAmerica to measure 17,000 persons

 Order now

 Read online

EuroTestPrice 2013

Software simulation of operator's view according to ISO 5006

More information