Human Motion Simulation

Predictive Dynamics
Author: Karim Abdel-Malek,Jasbir Arora
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0124046010
Category: Computers
Page: 288
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Simulate realistic human motion in a virtual world with an optimization-based approach to motion prediction. With this approach, motion is governed by human performance measures, such as speed and energy, which act as objective functions to be optimized. Constraints on joint torques and angles are imposed quite easily. Predicting motion in this way allows one to use avatars to study how and why humans move the way they do, given specific scenarios. It also enables avatars to react to infinitely many scenarios with substantial autonomy. With this approach it is possible to predict dynamic motion without having to integrate equations of motion -- rather than solving equations of motion, this approach solves for a continuous time-dependent curve characterizing joint variables (also called joint profiles) for every degree of freedom. Introduces rigorous mathematical methods for digital human modelling and simulation Focuses on understanding and representing spatial relationships (3D) of biomechanics Develops an innovative optimization-based approach to predicting human movement Extensively illustrated with 3D images of simulated human motion (full color in the ebook version)

Multimedia and Network Information Systems


Author: Kazimierz Choroś
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319986783
Category:
Page: N.A
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Advances in Applied Digital Human Modeling


Author: Vincent Duffy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439835128
Category: Computers
Page: 662
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This volume is concerned with digital human modeling. The utility of this area of research is to aid the design of systems that are benefitted from reducing the need for physical prototyping and incorporating ergonomics and human factors earlier in design processes. Digital human models are representations of some aspects of a human that can be inserted into simulations or virtual environments to facilitate prediction of safety, satisfaction, usability and performance. These representations may consider the physical, physiological, cognitive, behavioral or emotional aspects. They are typically represented by some visualization with the math and science computed in the background. Explicitly, the book covers the following subject areas: I. Applications II. Mobility and Universal Access III. Physical and Physiological Aspects IV. Product and Process Design V. Motion Analysis VI. Cognitive Aspects VII. Human Response and Behavioral Aspects VIII. Novel Systems Approaches This book is of special value to those researchers and practitioners involved in various aspects of product, process and system design worldwide. Engineers, ergonomists and human factors specialists will see a broad spectrum of applications for this research, especially in the automotive and manufacturing industries, military, aerospace and service industries such as healthcare. Seven other titles in the Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics Series are: Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare Advances in Cross-Cultural Decision Making Advances in Cognitive Ergonomics Advances in Occupational, Social and Organizational Ergonomics Advances in Human Factors, Ergonomics and Safety in Manufacturing and Service Industries Advances in Ergonomics Modeling & Usability Evaluation Advances in Neuroergonomics and Human Factors of Special Populations

Advances in Applied Digital Human Modeling and Simulation

Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Digital Human Modeling and Simulation, July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA
Author: Vincent G. Duffy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319416278
Category: Computers
Page: 327
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This book focuses on the predictive capabilities derived from digital representation of humans in simulation or virtual environments. It reports on models that facilitate prediction of safety and performance, and describes both innovative visualization techniques as well as the underlying mathematics and science. Contributions cover a wealth of topics, including simulation tools and platforms, virtual interactive design, model optimization methods, ontologies and knowledge-based decision support, human-computer interaction, human augmentation, and many others. The book gives special emphasis to cutting-edge simulation applications of human system modeling and optimization, including aviation, manufacturing and service industries, automotive design, product design, healthcare, sustainability, and emergency management. Based on the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Digital Human Modeling and Simulation, held on July 27-31, 2016, in Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA, it is intended as timely survey for researchers, engineers, designers, applied mathematicians and practitioners working in the field of Human Factors and Ergonomics.

Handbook of Digital Human Modeling

Research for Applied Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering
Author: Vincent G. Duffy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420063529
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1006
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The rapid introduction of sophisticated computers, services, telecommunications systems, and manufacturing systems has caused a major shift in the way people use and work with technology. It is not surprising that computer-aided modeling has emerged as a promising method for ensuring products meet the requirements of the consumer. The Handbook of Digital Human Modeling provides comprehensive coverage of the theory, tools, and methods to effectively achieve this objective. The 56 chapters in this book, written by 113 contributing authorities from Canada, China, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Taiwan, UK, and the US, provide a wealth of international knowledge and guidelines. They cover applications in advanced manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, data visualization and simulation, defense and military systems, design for impaired mobility, healthcare and medicine, information systems, and product design. The text elucidates tools to help evaluate product and work design while reducing the need for physical prototyping. Additional software and demonstration materials on the CRC Press web site include a never-before-released 220-page step-by-step UGS-Siemens JackTM help manual developed at Purdue University. The current gap between capability to correctly predict outcomes and set expectation for new and existing products and processes affects human-system performance, market acceptance, product safety, and satisfaction at work. The handbook provides the fundamental concepts and tools for digital human modeling and simulation with a focus on its foundations in human factors and ergonomics. The tools identified and made available in this handbook help reduce the need for physical prototyping. They enable engineers to quantify acceptability and risk in design in terms of the human factors and ergonomics.

Multibody Dynamics

Computational Methods and Applications
Author: Carlo L. Bottasso
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402088299
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 252
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Multibody Dynamics is an area of Computational Mechanics which blends together various disciplines such as structural dynamics, multi-physics - chanics, computational mathematics, control theory and computer science, in order to deliver methods and tools for the virtual prototyping of complex mechanical systems. Multibody dynamics plays today a central role in the modeling, analysis, simulation and optimization of mechanical systems in a variety of ?elds and for a wide range of industrial applications. The ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics was ini- ated in Lisbon in 2003, and then continued in Madrid in 2005 with the goal of providing researchers in Multibody Dynamics with appropriate venues for exchanging ideas and results. The third edition of the Conference was held at the Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy, from June 25 to June 28, 2007. The Conference saw the participation of over 250 researchers from 32 di?- ent countries, presenting 209 technical papers, and proved to be an excellent forum for discussion and technical exchange on the most recent advances in this rapidly growing ?eld.

Natural Biodynamics


Author: Vladimir G. Ivancevic,Tijana T. Ivancevic
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9812565345
Category: Science
Page: 1001
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This comprehensive volume is a graduate-level text in human biodynamics, written in the unified categorical language of modern differential geometry and topology. Combining mathematics, physics and robotics with human physiology, this is the first book that describes all levels of human biodynamics, from musculo-skeletal mechanics to the higher brain functions. The book develops and uses a variety of research methods, ranging from chaos theory and Haken's synergetics, through quantum mechanics, to nonlinear control and artificial intelligence, to provide the means to understand, predict and control the behavior of human-like systems in their full neuro-musculo-skeletal complexity. The applications of this unique scientific methodology range from prediction of human neuro-musculo-skeletal injuries to brain-like control of humanoid robots.

Human-Like Biomechanics

A Unified Mathematical Approach to Human Biomechanics and Humanoid Robotics
Author: Vladimir G. Ivancevic,Tijana T. Ivancevic
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402041174
Category: Medical
Page: 470
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Human-Like Biomechanics is a comprehensive introduction into modern geometrical methods to be used as a unified research approach in two apparently separate and rapidly growing fields: mathematical biomechanics and humanoid robotics. The book contains six Chapters and an Appendix. The first Chapter is an Introduction, giving a brief review of mathematical techniques to be used in the text. The second Chapter develops geometrical basis of human-like biomechanics, while the third Chapter develops its mechanical basis, mainly from generalized Lagrangian and Hamiltonian perspective. The fourth Chapter develops topology of human-like biomechanics, while the fifth Chapter reviews related nonlinear control techniques. The sixth Chapter develops covariant biophysics of electro-muscular stimulation. The Appendix consists of two parts: classical muscular mechanics and modern path integral methods, which are both used frequently in the main text. The whole book is based on the authors’ own research papers in human-like biomechanics.

Differential Equations and Applications


Author: Yeol Je Cho
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781594548789
Category: Mathematics
Page: 165
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Preface; Existence for set Differential Equations via Multivalued Operator Equations; Nonlocal Cauchy Problem for Abstract Functional Integrodifferential Equations; Existence Results for Discontinuous Functional Evolution Equations in Abstract Spaces; A Generalised Solution of the Black-Scholes Partial Differential Equation; Optimality and Duality for Multiobjective Fractional Programming with Generalised Invexity; Markovian Approach to the Backward Recurrence Time; A Multiplicity Result of Singular Boundary Value Problems for Second Order Impulsive Differential Equations; Extremal Solutions of Initial Value Problem for Non-linear Second Order Impulsive Integro-Differential Equations of Volterra Type in Banach Spaces; Construction of Upper and Lower Solutions for Singular p-Laplacian Equations with Sign Changing Nonlinearities; A Qualitative Hamiltonian Model for Human Motion; ; Newton's Method for Matrix Polynomials; Admissibility and Non-Uniform Dichotomy for Differential Systems; Boundary Value Problems of Fuzzy Differential Equations on an Infinite Interval; An Ultimate Boundedness Result for a Certain System of Fourth Order Non-linear Differential Equations; The Initial Value Problems for the First Order System of Non-linear Impulsive Integro-Differential Equations; Generic Well-Posedness of Nonconvex Optimal Control Problems; Index.

Models and analogues for the evaluation of human biodynamic response, performance and protection

papers presented at the Aerospace Medical Panel's specialists' meeting held in Paris, France, 6-10 November 1978
Author: North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development. Aerospace Medical Panel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 394
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Advances in Human Aspects of Healthcare


Author: Vincent Duffy,Nancy Lightner
Publisher: AHFE Conference
ISBN: 1495120937
Category:
Page: 609
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Now more than ever, the design of systems and devices for effective and safe healthcare delivery has taken center stage. And the importance of human factors and ergonomics in achieving this goal can’t be ignored. Underlining the utility of research in achieving effective design, Advances in Human Aspects of Healthcare discusses how human factors and ergonomics principles can be applied to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness in patient care. Topics include the design of work environments to improve satisfaction and well-being of patients, healthcare providers, and professionals. The book explores new approaches for improving healthcare devices such as portable ultrasound systems, better work design, and effective communications and systems support. It also examines healthcare informatics for the public and usability for patient users, building on results from usability studies for medical personnel. Several chapters explore quality and safety while others examine medical error for risk factors and information transfer in error reduction. The book provides an integrated review of physical, cognitive, and organizational aspects that facilitates a systems approach to implementation. These features and more allow practitioners to gain a deeper understanding of the issues in healthcare delivery and the role ergonomics and human factors can play in solving them.

Accidental Injury

Biomechanics and Prevention
Author: Alan M. Nahum,John Melvin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387988207
Category: Medical
Page: 637
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The study of accidental injury lies at the interface between medical diagnosis and treatment, and research on biomechanical principles of tissue organization. This second edition, completely revised and judiciously expanded, presents chapters written by authorities in the field of human traumatic injury, and covers topics ranging from automobile restraint systems to cell and tissue biomechanics. This new edition will continue to interest a variety of researchers including physicians; biomechanical researchers; mechanical, biomedical and automotive engineers; as well as attorneys and jurists involved in accidental injury cases.

IJCAI

Proceedings of the Conference
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Artificial intelligence
Page: N.A
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Forward Dynamic Modeling of Human Locomotion


Author: James Lanphier Patton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Electronic dissertations
Page: 270
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Proceedings of ... Stapp Car Crash Conference


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Automobiles
Page: N.A
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Exercise and sport sciences reviews


Author: John O. Holloszy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780683000368
Category: Exercise
Page: N.A
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S.A.E. Transactions


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Aeronautics
Page: N.A
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Vols. for include index which has title: SAE transactions and literature developed.

Dynamics of Tree-Type Robotic Systems


Author: Suril Vijaykumar Shah,Subir Kumar Saha,Jayanta Kumar Dutt
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400750064
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 252
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This book addresses dynamic modelling methodology and analyses of tree-type robotic systems. Such analyses are required to visualize the motion of a system without really building it. The book contains novel treatment of the tree-type systems using concept of kinematic modules and the corresponding Decoupled Natural Orthogonal Complements (DeNOC), unified representation of the multiple-degrees-of freedom-joints, efficient recursive dynamics algorithms, and detailed dynamic analyses of several legged robots. The book will help graduate students, researchers and practicing engineers in applying their knowledge of dynamics for analysis of complex robotic systems. The knowledge contained in the book will help one in virtual testing of robot operation, trajectory planning and control.

Der Tastsinn und das Gemeingefühl


Author: Ernst Heinrich Weber
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 992505561X
Category: Fiction
Page: 144
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