Accession Number:

ADA361392

Title:

A PC-Based Head-Spine Model, HSM-PC

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BIODYNAMIC RESEARCH CORP SAN ANTONIO TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

The Head Spine Model HSM was originally developed by the USAF Aeromedical Research Laboratory during the late seventies. The HSM was created to aid the solution of problems related to spinal loads resulting from ejection seat acceleration. Unfortunately, the original researchers who developed and used the HSM left the Government and the original code has not been maintained or used in research for several years. Biodynamic Research Corporation contracted with the USAF to create a computer model of the dynamic response of the human head and spine that executes on a PC compatible computer under a Windows environment The HSM-PC is aimed at creating simulations of the biomechanical responses of the head and spine to potentially traumatic impulsive acceleration and impact events.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE