CSE498, Collaborative Design, Spring 2018
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

Headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, Herman Miller is one of the world’s largest producers of high-end office furnishings. The company’s ergonomic office chairs are used in modern workspaces around the globe.

Every Herman Miller chair is highly configurable to match the unique needs of each user, ensuring proper ergonomic support in any office setting.

Adjust is our augmented reality (AR) chair adjustment app for owners of Herman Miller chairs.

Adjust automatically identifies the model of a chair using an iPhone’s camera along with computer vision and machine learning.

Once the chair model is known, Adjust displays an interactive 3D model and guides the user through an ergonomic adjustment session by highlighting the relevant chair parts.

Tapping on any highlighted part presents an instructional video and additional adjustment tips. For returning users, the application menu features a gallery option, which enables users to interact with a variety of Herman Miller chairs.

Our Adjust app reduces the need for in-person training sessions, allows for day-two training and eliminates the need for paper reference texts. Chair owners can locate any adjustment instantly using our built-in search functionality.

Adjust is a native iOS app written in Swift. Object recognition is performed using Microsoft Custom Vision and CoreML. Interactive 3D chairs are rendered using Apple’s SceneKit.