Santos: A physics-based digital human simulation environment

Karim Abdel-Malek, Jasbir Arora, Jingzhou Yang, Timothy Marler, Steve Beck, Colby Swan, Laura Frey-Law, Anith Mathai, Chris Murphy, Salam Rahmatallah, Amos Patrick

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Abstract

This paper presents a comprehensive human modeling and simulation environment under development by the University of Iowa Virtual Soldier Research (VSR) program. This environment, called Santos™, is a new generation of digital human simulation systems that allows for a user to interact with a digital character with full and accurate biomechanics and a complete muscular system, subject to the laws of physics. Highlighting major results in the areas of dynamic motion prediction, modeling of clothing, modeling of muscle activation and loading, and the Santos intuitive interface will be presented. This paper will feature the various modules that comprise the Santos environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 50th Annual Meeting, HFES 2006
PublisherHuman Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages2279-2283
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780945289296
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Event50th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2006 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 16 2006Oct 20 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Conference

Conference50th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2006
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period10/16/0610/20/06

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