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Physical Stress Sensing

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For appliance, equipment, product and other designers, Panasonic’s Physical Stress Sensing technology offers a new level of understanding of human motion and physical stress. The advanced system can optimize product design by helping engineers and designers develop appliances, equipment and other devices to shape living and work spaces for an improved experience.

The technology offers a non-invasive process that uses cameras to understand when a body experiences physical stress and what type of action causes it to happen. The system employs Inverse Kinematics similar to what is employed in robot control or through digitized movement with multiple camera angles. The technology relies on an algorithm tied to data on what causes physical stress in different age and gender groups.

This invaluable data can help a designer understand if the occupant in a home would struggle to reach the back of the refrigerator or a cabinet.  In a factory setting, designers could also rely on the Physical Stress Sensing system to understand how the design of a machine or floor layout could cause physical stress – lowering productivity and heightening risk.

At CES participants can see Physical Stress Sensing in action. Through three cameras and Panasonic’s digital human simulation system, visitors to the display can visualize and evaluate motions and how physical stress is triggered.