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Senior Project - 3D HAM


A 3D Graphical Environment for Human Performance Modeling

Senior Project: 1997-1998
Brian Cooper, Michael Gulliksen, Andrew Hamilton and Ronald Schuyler

Micro Analysis & Design provides products and services supporting operations research, microcomputer software applications, human factors engineering services, and product design and usability testing expertise. One such application, currently under development for the British Centre for Human Sciences and Canadian Defense and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine, is a world-class modeling and simulation environment of integrated models intended to help the human factors practitioner analyze human system performance. It provides a more realistic representation of humans in complex environments, interoperability with other model components and external simulations, and enhanced usability through a user-friendly graphical user interface.

The current application had a low fidelity 2D representation of a workspace. The goal of the project was to develop a 3D graphical environment to represent a workspace, work zones, work surfaces, instruments, operators, and position markers. This environment could then be integrated with the current application. This involved creating a 3D editor, an animator object for animating human movement, and a model for a stand-alone 3D workspace. The project was implemented in C++ and OpenGL using an object-oriented approach.

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