I was hoping to generate interest in developing a Digital Human for ergonomics assessments in Blender.
According to the ILO, the annual cost to the global economy is a staggering 1.25 thousand billion (trillion). That number doesn’t account for the human misery associated with workplace injuries. Unfortunately, commercially available digital human models for addressing ergonomics issues are both expensive and difficult to use.
In this case, the distinction is that this human model would need to be scalable using various anthropometric databases, have accurate posture prediction and enable developers to create risk analysis tools by reading the dof and joint locations for the manikin. A typical example of ergonomic analysis would be Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) tool.
Is there any interest? It’s a lot to digest, but would impact a lot of lives.