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Jack 7.1 Explores Human Side of Simulation
1/17/2012

Jack 7.1 comes with additional anthropometric databases, including those representing Japan and Korea.
Jack 7.1 comes with additional anthropometric databases, including those representing Japan and Korea.

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Ann R. Thryft
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How much physical variety?
Ann R. Thryft   1/17/2012 3:42:28 PM
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This looks like a cool app, Beth. I wasn't aware of human simulation software efforts, and it sure makes a lot of sense. My question is, considering how radically different the sizes and shapes of people can be, does this software allow tweaking of dimensions? Is it based on certain fixed "average" dimensions, or does it vary around the world, as average size varies within different populations?


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Re: Avoiding Monkey problems
Rob Spiegel   1/17/2012 2:24:42 PM
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Yes, that makes sense, Beth. I would imagine this technology would be particularly usefull in helping to design effective safety curtains and other safety applications.

Beth Stackpole
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Re: Avoiding Monkey problems
Beth Stackpole   1/17/2012 12:28:46 PM
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Jack might be able to help companies avoid some of the design miscues that are centered more around ergonomics and how products come together. The simulation tool is really aimed at laying out an efficient and optimal factory floor, making it safer and more expedient for workers to assemble product and perform other tasks on the production line.

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Avoiding Monkey problems
Rob Spiegel   1/17/2012 10:10:38 AM
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Fascinating article, Beth. I wonder if Jack might be able to avoid some of the ridiculous design problems that come up in the Made by Monkeys blog. Often we see problems that arise because people just didn't think things through. Perhaps Jack can avoid some of those problems.


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