Adding critical tools used by vehicle designers around the globe to develop interior environments for occupants that are safe, comfortable and ergonomically pleasing, the Humanetics Group, Farmington Hills, MI/USA, has acquired Human Solutions GmbH and Avalution GmbH, both Kaiserslautern/Germany.
Despite the acquisition by Humanetics, a global leader in safety testing and developer of bio-fidelic crash test dummies, software modeling and custom sensor solutions, Human Solutions and Avalution will continue to be led by the founder and managing director Dr. Andreas Seidl from their headquarters. The acquisition does not include the sister companies Assyst GmbH, Munich/Germany, AVM GmbH, Berlin/Germany and Sistemi Assyst, Lainate/Italy, which will remain independent.
For nearly 20 years, Human Solutions has been a leader in the mobility sector for virtual ergonomics design through its Ramsis software. Avalution is a specialist in 3D body scanning and has the largest international database of human body dimensions and shapes. The combined tools are used by most major vehicle manufacturers, aerospace companies and defense groups.
Both are also used in the fashion industry, sports equipment and helmet design, and uniform and industrial clothing designers to ensure sizing is adapted for a broad range of body types and humans of all sizes.