The SAMMIE system is a computer based Digital Human Modelling (DHM) tool. Developed originally at Nottingham University in the UK it is one of the longest standing and respected DHM tools. Its capabilities make it an invaluable tool to designers, ergonomists and design teams working on products that are used by people.

DHM tools offer an opportunity to model a range of humans that vary in size and shape to represent the intended user population and to perform assessments of fit, reach and vision of designs in a CAD environment. Whilst DHM is not a replacement for fitting trials with real people and physical prototypes, DHM offers the opportunity to perform assessments early in the development process. This early intervention ensures the design has appropriate accommodation before critical features are fixed and costly prototypes are produced.

The SAMMIE DHM system
The basic human model in the 'workplace' environment.

The applicability of DHM tools is broad. The SAMMIE system can be used in a number of areas which include the design and layout of equipment and furniture in public areas, offices and homes; cockpit, cabin and interior evaluations for all types of vehicles; design of control panels; field of view, reflection and mirror evaluations; safety and maintenance evaluations etc.

The links to the right explore some of the core functionality of the SAMMIE DHM system.