Human Dynamics Modeling Topic 97.2, A97-O24
Final rept. 1 Dec 97-31 May 98
TRANSOM TECHNOLOGIES INC ANN ARBOR MI
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The purpose of the Phase 1 research was to investigate and prototype methods to simulate realistic human activities utilizing physics based motions and limb trajectory control strategies. Under the Phase 1 work, researchers successfully simulated dynamic motion, impacts, and control schemes utilizing an advanced human model and 3D computer graphics program Transom Jack. A comprehensive survey of potential control schemes was completed and documented, and the most promising control method was further developed. Potential applications for this work include dynamic simulation of human movement and locomotion under varying timing and loading conditions. The combination of 3D graphics, a realistic human biomechanical model, physics based motion, and dynamic control capabilities will allow assessment of energy expenditure, joint loading, and man equipment interface issues.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems