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Human-machine systems design based on virtual engineering

We believe in safe and efficient industrial systems – the same philosophy drives our workplace designs.

By doing it right the first time, a company can run a flexible production process while keeping global distribution costs under control. Our solid expertise offers reduced total life cycle costs and less physical prototypes for our partners.

In certain industrial case, our customer’s saving was 100,000 euros. VTT helped the company achieve the proper maintenance hatch design, and thus avoid any costly design and installation revisions later on.

Metso Minerals and Sandvik are two of our well-known industrial partners. For Metso Minerals, we devised maintenance design and training simulation for their rock crusher. In Sandvik’s case, we executed cabin design and visibility analysis for their underground loader.


Interactive prototyping in virtual environments

Our competent team of specialists are engaged in combining human-technology interaction, virtual environments and functional simulation into profitable business. The team’s complementary skills include ergonomics, human-machine systems, virtual reality engineering and machine design.

The core competence covers human-machine interaction at the design phase, human-centred design and human factors engineering. We utilise valued tools and methods: virtual prototyping, training and performance evaluation, as well as service and maintenance planning in virtual reality.



Dedicated to discovering and developing virtual reality

Our applied research in systems design combines both virtual and human factors engineering – throughout the product’s life cycle. Although focus is on human-machine systems design, we are also researching user interface design in virtual environment, human-machine interface simulations and product management.

“We manage large-scale EU-projects, such as Manuvar and Use It Wisely,” says principal scientist Kaj Helin about the team’s global competence. Applying the multidisciplinary skills and international experience of our personnel, we are developing completely new and innovative methods that can lead to exciting breakthroughs in virtual reality.


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Additional information

Kaj Helin
Principal Scientist
+358 40 847 9351