Collaborative virtual environments for ergonomics: embedding the design engineer role in the loop

Charles Pontonnier, Thierry Duval, Georges Dumont
2014 2014 International Workshop on Collaborative Virtual Environments (3DCVE)  
Figure 1 : A user and an engineer are collaborating within a CVE through 3D annotations of the CVE. On the left is the engineer's view of the user showing what are his maximum reachable limits. On the right is the user's view of the the engineer placing some bounds in the CVE to show where the user cannot place a workstation element. ABSTRACT The aim of this paper is to define the role and duties of a design engineer involved in a collaborative ergonomic design session supported by a 3D
more » ... ative virtual environment. For example, such a session can be used to adapt the manual task an operator must achieve in the context of an industrial assembly line. We first present the interest of such collaborative sessions. Then we present a related work explaining the need of proper 3DCVE and metaphors to obtain efficient collaborative ergonomic design sessions. Then, after a short definition of the role of the engineer in such sessions, we propose a use case highlighting the type of metaphor such engineers need to have to be efficient in such a framework. Discussion and future works ends the paper.
doi:10.1109/3dcve.2014.7160930 dblp:conf/vr/PontonnierDD14 fatcat:2q53cv6x6zbjnjjv5rhvqhijg4