Although simulation technologies are used successfully in nearly all-industrial fields, the realistic simulation of human motion is still major challenge. Why a human moves in certain situations in exactly that way and which stresses affect there the musculoskeletal system, is still an open research question, which should be answered in the project EMMA-CC (Ergo-dynamic Moving Manikin with Cognitive Control). In addition to the IGD five more Fraunhofer institutes participate in this project to face successfully the complex interdisciplinary question of EMMA-CC through combination of their various competences.
The ergonomic design of workplaces at assembly processes is the main application of the EMMA-CC developed methods and software tools. Further uses are in the field of medical technology, e.g. the support of clinical rehabilitations by the simulation of effects on special orthoses and prosthesis or a better development of exoskeletons for older and disabled people.