Human Head Modeling and Personal Head Protective Equipment: A Literature Review

Jingzhou Yang, Jichang Dai, Ziqing Zhuang

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Abstract

Human head is the most important but fragile part of human body. In order to design the head-gear and study the sophisticated capabilities of human head, the head models have been developing for decades. There are two types of human head models: digital headform and finite element model (biomechanical head model). The complexity of head structure makes these attempts very difficult until the invention of the high-speed computers and the modern medical devices like computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Head modeling also has widely potential use in the design process of personal head and face protective equipment (PHFPE). Hazards of processes or environment, chemical hazards, radiological hazards, or mechanical irritants are encountered daily for workers. Those hazards are capable of causing injury or illness through absorption, inhalation, or physical contact. PHFPE includes helmets, masks, eye protection and hearing protection. This study attempts to review different kinds of head models and PHFPE, such as respirators, helmets and goggles. It mainly focuses on the historical developments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Human Modeling - Second International Conference, ICDHM 2009 - Held as Part of HCI International 2009, Proceedings
Pages661-670
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event2nd International Conference on Digital Human Modeling, ICDHM 2009. Held as Part of HCI International 2009 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 19 2009Jul 24 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5620 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Digital Human Modeling, ICDHM 2009. Held as Part of HCI International 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period07/19/0907/24/09

Keywords

  • Biomechanical model
  • Goggles
  • Headform
  • Helmets
  • Respirators

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