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Dipl.-Ing. (Univ.) Annika Ulherr

Chair of Ergonomics (Prof. Bengler)

Postal address

Boltzmannstr. 15
85747 Garching b. München


Annika Ulherr studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich, majoring in ergonomics and systematic product development. In her term papers, she dealt on the one hand with the sitting comfort in wheelchairs and on the other hand with optimizing the wearing comfort of an eye tracking system. As her diploma thesis she focused once again on wheelchairs, identified comfort relevant factors and developed an improved prototype.

At the beginning of 2013, she spent some time at TUM CREATE in Singapore, where she supported the seat development ergonomically. Since April 2013 she has been working as a research associate at the Chair of Ergonomics. In addition to teaching, she is mainly involved in projects in the field of seating comfort. The main focus was on the project "UDASim" (comprehensive Discomfort Assessment for vehicle occupants through simulation), which was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and carried out from 2013 to 2016. Between 2013 and 2015, she was responsible for the relocation and installation of the Modular Ergonomic Mockup, which was donated to the chair by Daimler AG. Since 2013, she has been working as a representative of science and research in the Standards Committee NA 042-05-19 AA "Requirements for Office Furniture", which is, among other things, responsible for DIN 1335.


Winter term 2017/18

Course no.TitleLecturer (assistant)
240343298Practical studies with RAMSIS

Summer term 2018



  • Ulherr, A.; Bengler, K.: Umfassende Diskomfortbewertung für Autoinsassen durch Simulation: UDASim : Schlussbericht zum durch das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung im Rahmen der Fördermaßnahme KMU-innovativ;~IKT geförderte Verbundprojekt: Projektlaufzeit: 01.07.2013 - 30.09.2016. 2017 more…
  • Ulherr, A.; Bengler, K.: Die Bewertung von Sitzen - Eine kritische Betrachtung von Komfort und Diskomfort Modellen. 63. Frühjahrskongress. Soziotechnische Gestaltung des digitalen Wandels - kreativ, innovativ, sinnhaft, GfA-Press, 2017Brugg, Schweiz more…
  • Ulherr, A.; Bengler, K.: Seat Assessment -- A Discussion of Comfort and Discomfort Models and Evaluation Methods. Proceedings of the 1st International Comfort Congress ICC 2017, 2017Salerno 07.06. - 08.06.2017 more…
  • Ulherr, A.; Zeller, F.; Bengler, K.: Simulating Seat Discomfort: An Experimental Design for Using Digital Human Models. Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Simulation and Modeling (Advances in Intellingent Systems and Computing), Springer International Publishing, 2017Los Angeles more…
  • Ulherr, Annika; Bengler, Klaus: Bewertung von Sitzen. Zeitschrift für Arbeitswissenschaft 28 (6), 2017, 439 more…
  • Ulherr, Annika; Yang, Yucheng; Bengler, Klaus: Implementation of an artificial neural network for global seat discomfort prediction by simulation: Accepted Abstract. Proceedings of the 5th International Digital Human Modeling Symposium, Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin, 2017Bonn more…


  • Ulherr, A.; Hasselmann, K.; Kuhn, K.; Bengler, Klaus: The Effect of Secondary Tasks on Perceived Seating Discomfort. Proceedings of the 19th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) 2015, 2015Melbourne, Australien more…


  • Ulherr, A.; Bengler, Klaus: Global Discomfort Assessment for Vehicle Passengers by Simulation (UDASim). Proceedings of the 3rd International Digital Human Modelling Symposium DHM 2014, DHM, 2014 more…