Santos deal increases Altair simulation capabilities

Altair has announced that it will increase the simulation capabilities of its HyperWorks software portfolio with the addition of SantosHuman’s Santos Pro to its Altair Partner Alliance.

Santos Pro predicts human performance in order to aid in human-centric virtual design and analysis, while considering human strength, fatigue, flexibility, balance, vision and posture as well as clothing and other equipment worn on the body, external forces and environmental conditions. Uses of this tool include identifying potential workplace motion inefficiencies and injuries, and enhancing the user experience during product design.

'At Altair, we believe human-centered design is more than just mechanical fit; rather, it’s an exploration of the entire experience of users with a product, including ergonomic interface, usability and design aesthetics,' said Jeff Brennan, chief marketing officer at Altair. 'As such, SantosHuman’s philosophy aligns nicely with ours and this partnership will enable Altair’s customers to further optimize their products’ performance early in the development cycle.'

Santos Pro predictive models for virtual product and process testing reduce the need for physical prototypes for human-in-the-loop product assessment by providing a means of performing continuous rounds of trade-off analysis throughout any new product’s entire design cycle.

Steven C Beck, president and CEO at SantosHuman, said: 'I am extremely pleased with the opportunity to partner with Altair at this time. The need for digital human modelling and simulation is more important now than ever before to reduce costs and improve the competitive edge. Altair’s world class marketing teams and global presence will be critical in providing our target industries with state-of-the-art Santos technologies.

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