Integrated Performance Modeling Environment(IPME)/Safework Graphical Human Task Environment(INSIGHT)

Environnement Intégré de Modèlisation de la Performance (EIMP) et Environnement Graphique de Tâche Humaine Safework


  1. Zhang, L.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN);Calgary Univ, Calgary ALTA (CAN) Human Performance Lab
The objective of this research project was to link the IPME (Integrated Performance Modelling Environment) Task Network Modeller and the SAFEWORK Human Modelling software to provide a holistic environment in which a user can view simulated humans operating in their proposed, or existing, workplace. As a result of this project, the two Application Processes are now able to communicate in real time by using a bi-directional architecture that utilizes callbacks and shared interfaces. The final results indicate that the architecture successfully solves the communication between two simulation applications by applying IPME variables to drive SAFEWORK manikins. They also show that the integration of SAFEWORK and IPME has combined anthropometrics, geometrical, scheduling and mental workload data to provide a scalable solution for designing individual workstation environments to complex operational scenarios. Even though INSIGHT is a case-dependent project (focussing on an Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV) model), both the design architecture and communication protocol can be generally applied to other human behaviour simulations. The potential applications of INSIGHT include the ability to verify and visualize the capability to reach designed targets in a system concept design, simulate and analyze the relationship between task timing and causes of injury, and the application of INSIGHT in a VR environment for training purpose, etc.

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IPME, Safework, human modelling, simulation, behaviour modelling
Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-CR-2005-269 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Nov 2005
Number of Pages
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