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Visualisation of Human Characteristics in Vehicle and Health Care Product Development

Mikael Blomé
Lund University, Sweden

Maria Jönsson
Arjo R&D Center, Sweden

Lars Hansson
Lund University, Sweden

Daniel Lundström
CARAN AB, Sweden

Dan Högberg
University of Skövde, Sweden

Dan Lämkull
Volvo Car Corporation, Sweden

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Published in: SIGRAD 2007. The Annual SIGRAD Conference; Special Theme: Computer Graphics in Healthcare; November 28-29; 2007; Uppsala; Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 28:7, p. 31–34

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Published: 2007-12-20

ISBN: 978-91-7393-990-4

ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)


The purpose of the research project described in this paper is to improve the efficiency of product development processes by exchanging knowledge and experiences about user centred design methods and technologies between the two branches: vehicle and health care industries. The health care industry can benefit from visualisation and simulation tools that include computer manikins; a physical representation of the human; and the vehicle industry can benefit from manikins having personal characteristics; which has proven to be successful in the health care industry.


Visualisation; simulation; human characteristics; user representation; product development


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