Preference related to users can be broken into two components: that explained by body size and the variability that remains. By quantifying the magnitude of both sources, preference can be included in modeling strategies and design decision-making.Read more
Read more »
Principal component analysis and radial basis functions are used to represent intact and osteoarthritic glenoid geometries to guide implant design and surgical planning.
Read more »
Users belonging to minority populations are likely to experience higher rates of disaccommodation than those dominating the target user groups.
Read more »
The results of the analysis and subsequent design recommendations are compared with the actual design evolution of the iPhone product line. For certain subsystems, this comparison reveals a divergence in Apple’s design decision-making from the evolution recommended by the GVI technique.
We convened a two-day workshop at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, VA to discuss the challenges, successes, and future directions for interdisciplinary graduate design programs that have recently emerged.Read more
A new approach for optimizing tool handle design.Read more
The principal contributions of this research are methods for: (1) assessing binary accommodation of individuals using a “virtual fit” methodology, (2) evaluating the probability of accommodation for individuals, and (3) examining trends in the probability of accommodation across the range of anthropometric variability.Read more
Digital Human Models are used extensively in virtual manufacturing to evaluate hand clearance and reach. Spatial assessments of accommodation are typically conducted using digital human models representative of the manufacturing population. Unfortunately, these models are often based on anthropometry gathered from sources that are not representative of the actual target worker population. For example, the size and shape might beRead more
This thesis seeks to find racial and gender-based trends in body dimensions that cause a disproportionate amount of a particular racial-specific or gender-and-racial-specific group to be disaccommodated.Read more
This thesis utilizes packing problems common to operational research and industrial shipping applications to examine design situations that directly effect human usability and accommodation.Read more
A new set of proportionality constants for estimating body segment length is proposed.Read more
Virtual fitting trials using large populations of digital human models can improve spatial design of seats and their performance for target user populations.Read more
Chris Garneau received the John P. Karidis Department Head’s Award for Research Achievement in Mechanical Engineering (at PSU).Read more