In this month’s Q&A, Steve Beck, CEO of SantosHuman Inc., addresses the question of why Santos was created. Q: Why was Santos® created? Santos® exists because Trial & Error is a terrible approach to design. To unpack this a bit and make sure we’re all thinking about the same thing, let’s look at how Trial […]
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The ability to place restraint systems on the human-in-the-loop (HITL) has been available in Santos Pro’s predictive human model since 2014, but it was a proof-of-concept that was not fully developed. Now, we’re working on this capability and want to show you our progress. A client needs this solution for a project requirement, so we’re […]
Work-In-Progress Video 001: Supporting the Development & Evaluation of Human-Machine Teaming Systems It seems like we’re always working on something we’re excited about. But, once the capability exists and we’ve moved on to refinement mode, we’ve already set our sights on the next thing. That’s the problem with goals—you focus on them while they seem […]
The predictive nature of Santos technology means we don’t require motion capture to evaluate human systems integration requirements. However, many of our clients had expressed a desire to use motion capture, and we initially provided this capability in Santos Pro in 2013. While the capability was refined in 2014 to include the fingers, we noticed […]
Watch and learn how task-focused trade-off analysis can inform and support human-centric product development decisions in the very earliest stages of product design. You can save on your timeline and budget while also increasing your confidence in the quality of the human-centric design. This example shows a cab space design process. However, the capabilities of […]
This month’s Q&A with Steve Beck, CEO of SantosHuman Inc., addresses the benefits of Santos® to your company. Q: What are the benefits of using Santos® technologies? A: Let’s look at this question from 3 different perspectives, all in terms of reducing costs. We’ll start with the U.S. Government because, frankly, SHI wouldn’t exist without […]
Could a Santos model be added to your product? This video demo shows how the Santos Basic Predictive Model for Physical Behavior, or BPMPB, Software Development Kit (SDK) integrates into existing applications. The Santos BPMPB SDK offers flexibility when integrating into other software environments. So, if you’re wondering if Santos technology is portable, please watch […]
In a previous blog series (post #1 of which can be found here), I had said that traditional design processes do not include human-in-the-loop (HITL) evaluations until so late in a product’s development cycle that change is no longer a realistic option. While that series focused on just four examples, each from a different industry, […]
This month’s Q&A with Steve Beck, President & CEO of SantosHuman Inc. answers the question of what problems Santos is designed to solve. Q: What problems are solved by Santos®? Santos technologies provide a platform that enables our clients to look at humans-in-the-loop in a wide variety of applications. Our capabilities stand out as solutions […]
As you might expect, I spend a lot of my time talking to people about Santos® technologies. When they are familiar with digital human modeling at all, they’ll often say things like, “Digital human models have been around for decades. Our teams have tried them but feel they’re difficult to use and ultimately not that […]
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