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Video: New In The Altair Partner Alliance: Human Modeling And Simulation Technology
Applications for this multi-faceted tool include identifying potential motion inefficiencies and injuries in the workplace, and improving the user experience during product design.
“At Altair, we believe that a human-centric design is more than just a mechanical fit, it is rather the analysis of the overall experience that a user has with a product. This includes aspects such as ergonomic surfaces, usability and the aesthetics of a design,”said Jeff Brennan, Chief Marketing Officer at Altair. "In this sense, Santos Human's philosophy fits very well with ours and this partnership will enable Altair customers to further optimize the performance of their products early on in the development process."
Fewer prototypes required
The predictive models from Santos Pro for the virtual product and process test reduce the need for real prototypes and so-called human-in-the-loop product studies. This provides cost-effective means for performing repetitive conflict of interest analyzes that are carried out in the development of every new product in the entire design cycle. In addition to the value resulting from a reduced number of prototypes, Pro also helps to improve quality and guarantees an effective integration of the human system into product and process development.
Seamless communication between analysis methods
“Along with the general national trends in technology, digital human modeling is moving towards more detailed models and greater integration between models. Seamless communication between analysis methods and tools is becoming increasingly important and feasible. This partnership is a unique step in this direction,”said Dr. Tim Marler, SHI's Chief Research Officer and Director of the Santos Institute. (mz)