Whole-body Anthropometric Design Models for Protective Equipment Design
The overall objective of this work is to develop whole-body anthropometric models (containing both skin and interior anatomy) to cover individual body shape variations in the design of protective equipment as well as to identify critical fit and form issues and their associated impacts. Starting from a Template Body Model with Interior Anatomy (TBMIA), this work aims to develop automated algorithms to match this template model to 3D body scans from existing anthropometric database. The expected outcomes of this Phase I effort include a set of high-quality whole-body anthropometric design models and a prototype graphic user interface (GUI) which enables users to adjust the posture and anthropometric parameters of these models on the fly. In the Phase I, we will demonstrate the usage of these anthropometric models for penetration injury estimation with a fast shot-line penetration model capable of predicting projectile estimated kinetic energy and permanent cavity. In the Phase II, the developed software tools will be utilized to generate anthropometric models from the newest ANSUR II anthropometry database to represent the Soldier population. Model verification and validation, software optimization, and interface development and integration with other existing DoD combat simulation and/or causality prediction tools will also be conducted.
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