OPTIS launches H.I.M. : The Human Centric Design Platform

HIM enables ergonomics investigations & Lighting and illumination study on the basis of Virtual Reality.

June 11th, 2013 | Products

OPTIS launches HIM

H.I.M. enables operators to “enter” and interact with a full‐scale 3D realistic digital model by wearing special goggles, helmet‐mounted displays, or even as an avatar artificial figure with human dimensions.


H.I.M. benefits of R.H.E.A platform (for Realistic Human Experiment Analysis) development made and finalized by EADS Innovation Works over the past five years; R.H.E.A. offers a virtual reality space for carrying out ergonomics studies on future products and their manufacturing process.

With H.I.M., OPTIS has added physics based light & human vision simulation in order to reach an equaled level of realism and accuracy for the selection of design themes, plus material and light property specification.


H.I.M. becomes the leading software for targeted, interactive, physics based & real time visual decisionmaking on the basis of Virtual Reality.
With HIM OPTIS also added the study of the difficulty of the task of an operator; reachability / comfort envelopes (based on NFEN‐1005‐4 and NFEN‐1005‐5 and ISO11226: 2000). This study also includes effort indicators (based on OWAS standards).


Designers, engineers and ergonomists can take the place of the future pilot, crew member, passenger or technician, to experience various tasks and explore a series of technical solutions by interacting directly with the digital mock up. To ensure that the analysis is pertinent, the application enables the designer to put the product into context by adding external environments and trajectories. A scenario management module completes the platform. A semi‐automatic process transfers even the largest models of CAD data quickly to the VR environment; Allowing decisions to be taken very early in the design process, this technology can be applied across various industries, whenever taking into account human interaction, human vision and light interaction with a complete environment is critical to the final design. H.I.M. also enables assembly and maintenance personnel to train on a product that would normally be difficult to access. And not just in one location, but also as a collaborative solution across multiple locations. In all areas there are lucrative opportunities for the use of interactive virtual reality solutions. 


H.I.M. is brand new 64 bit based on SimplyCube which is a new generation platform. Simplycube is a 3D real time simulation engine for highly realistic software applications developed by Simplysim a company of OPTIS group.