chapter  15
30 Pages

Simulations and Applications

WithRonald L. Huston

Our goal of human body modeling is the accurate simulation of actual human motion events. Movements of interest range from routine daily activities (walking, sitting, standing, lifting, machine operation) to optimal performance (sport activities, playing musical instruments) to accident victim kinematics (falling, motor vehicle collisions). The objectives of the simulations are to obtain accurate, quantitative analyses as well as to identify the effects of important parameters.