Accession Number:

ADA361188

Title:

A Personal Computer-Based Head-Spine Model

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 96-Sep 98

Corporate Author:

BIODYNAMIC RESEARCH CORP SAN ANTONIO TX

Report Date:

1998-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

139.0

Abstract:

Biodynamic Research Corporation BRC of San Antonio, TX, completed an SBIR Phase II project to port the Air Forces Head-Spine Model HSM to a personal computer environment, improve certain features of the software, and add a user-friendly interface. 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 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE