Feasibility Study for a Personal-Computer Based Head-Spine Model.
Final rept. May 95-Dec 95,
BIODYNAMIC RESEARCH CORP SAN ANTONIO TX
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Biodynamic Research Corporation BRC of San Antonio, TX, completed an SBIR Phase I project to port the Air Forces Head-Spine Model HSM to a PC-DOS environment and provide a recommended roadmap for the future of the HSM. The impetus for this project was the Air Forces desire to have a software tool capable of modeling the internal forces and motions of the human head and spine during impulsive acceleration events, particularly aircraft ejections. Although models exist to predict the gross motion of a human under acceleration loading such as the Air Force Articulated Total Body ATB model, Dynaman, and MADYMO, the Head-Spine Model HSM is the only tool able to provide estimates of internal forces. For this reason, the HSM could be valuable to the Air Force and other scientists for simulating acceleration environments.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Computer Programming and Software