JACK Digital Human Modeling Tool - A Review (Australian DoD, 2009)
When evaluating the design of a workstation human factors practitioners have traditionally used a number of different approaches to assess the design, including two-dimensional drafting mannequins and physical mock ups. In the late 1960s, human modelling software became available, and aerospace and automotive manufacturers saw the potential for much of the design process to take place in a virtual environment. Modern human modelling tools include Jack and Ramsis. As part of Project MIS 872, the Defence Science and Technology Organisation was supplied with a copy of Jack. This report serves as a review of the base Jack tool (version 5.1), with specific focus on the features relevant to the assessment of seated workstations.