Karin Brolin

Biträdande professor at Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Safety

Karin Brolin leads the research on human body models with the aim to improve their biofidelity and usability. Human body models have become important tools for research and development of vehicle safety systems. Therefore, most research projects are done in close collaboration with the vehicle industry. However, human body models can be used for predicting, understanding, and preventing accidental injury in any field, for example in sports. Karin Brolin earned her PhD at the Royal Institute of Technology in 2002. She joined Chalmers in 2009, and became Docent in 2012.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2013–2016

Virtual Vehicle-safety Assessment: Open Source Human Body Models addressing gender diversity (ViVA I)

Mats Svensson Person Injury Prevention
Karin Brolin Vehicle Safety
Jonas Östh Person Injury Prevention
VINNOVA

2016–2018

Development of Implementable Omni-Directional Chest, Spine and Head Injury Criteria for Human Body Models

Johan Davidsson Person Injury Prevention
Johan Iraeus Person Injury Prevention
Mats Svensson Person Injury Prevention
Karin Brolin Person Injury Prevention
VINNOVA

2014–2017

Active human body models for virtual occupant response, step 3

Karin Brolin Vehicle Safety
Johan Davidsson Person Injury Prevention
Ghazaleh Ghaffari Person Injury Prevention
Jóna Marin Olafsdottir Person Injury Prevention
VINNOVA

2015–2016

Evaluation of equestrian safety vests using human body models, a pre-study

Karin Brolin Person Injury Prevention
Chalmers

2012–2014

National In-depth Road Accident Database

Helen Fagerlind Traffic Safety Data
Jan Martinsson Traffic Safety Data
Li Hagström Traffic Safety Data
Jan-Ove Åsbogård Traffic Safety Data
Kristian Holmqvist Unknown organization
András Bálint Traffic Safety Data
Hans Norin Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems
Karin Brolin Person Injury Prevention
Swedish Research Council (VR)

2011–2014

Aktiv human modell för prediktering av mänsklig rörelse, steg 2

Karin Brolin Vehicle Safety
Jóna Marin Olafsdottir Person Injury Prevention
Jonas Östh Person Injury Prevention
Johan Davidsson Person Injury Prevention
VINNOVA

2012–2013

Active child models for traffic safety research

Karin Brolin Vehicle Safety
Folksams forskningsstiftelse

2013–2014

Improved injury prediction using HBM, step 2

Karin Brolin Vehicle Safety
Manuel Mendoza-Vazquez Person Injury Prevention
Johan Davidsson Person Injury Prevention
VINNOVA

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Publications

2017

The VIVA OpenHBM Finite Element 50th Percentile Female Occupant Model: Whole Body Model Development and Kinematic Validation

Jonas Östh, Manuel Mendoza-Vazquez, Astrid Linder et al
IRCOBI Conference Proceedings - International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury. Vol. Antwerp, 2017, September 13-15 (IRC-17-60), p. 443-466
Paper in proceedings
2017

Gender differences in Occupant Posture during Driving and Riding

Hattie Cutcliffe, Jóna Marin Olafsdottir, Jonas Östh et al
IRCOBI Conference Proceedings - International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury. Vol. Antwerp, 2017, September 13-15 (IRC-17-12), p. 23-33
Paper in proceedings
2016

Neck muscle activation patterns in dynamic conditions

Jóna Marin Olafsdottir, J. B. Fice, D. W. H. Mang et al
Traffic Injury Prevention. Vol. 17, p. 219-221
Conference contribution
2016

A Female Ligamentous Cervical Spine Finite Element Model Validated for Physiological Loads

Jonas Östh, Karin Brolin, Mats Svensson et al
Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. Vol. 138 (6), p. Art. no. 061005-
Journal article
2016

Explicit finite element methods for equestrian applications

Karin Brolin, Jacob Wass
Procedia Engineering: 11th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA 2016). Vol. 147, p. 275-280
Paper in proceedings
2016

Evaluation of 6 and 10 Year-Old Child Human Body Models in Emergency Events

Laure-Lise Gras, Isabelle Stockman, Karin Brolin
PLoS ONE. Vol. 12 (1), p. e0170377-
Journal article
2016

Development of a 50th Percentile Female Human Body Model

Jonas Östh, Manuel Mendoza-Vazquez, Mats Svensson et al
2016 International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury, IRCOBI 2016, Malaga, Spain, 14-16 September 2016, p. 573-575
Conference contribution
2016

Modeling the mechanical behavior of adipose tissue

Hosein Naseri, Håkan Johansson, Karin Brolin
29th Nordic Seminar on Computational Mechanics, NSCM-29, R. Larsson (Ed.), p. 4 pages-
Conference contribution
2016

Towards omni-directional active human body models

Karin Brolin, Jóna Marin Olafsdottir, Johan Iraeus et al
Conference contribution
2016

Human Body Models

Karin Brolin
Transport Planning and Traffic Safety - Making Cities, Roads, and Vehicles Safer, p. 175-186
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2016

A female head–neck model for rear impact simulations

Jonas Östh, Manuel Mendoza-Vazquez, Fusako Sato Sakayachi et al
Journal of Biomechanics, p. 49-56
Journal article
2016

Causes of Accidental Injury Leading to Hospitalization in Sweden presented by Age and Gender for the years 2001 - 2014

Karin Brolin
2016 International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury, IRCOBI 2016, Malaga, Spain, 14-16 September 2016 (IRC-16-17), p. 80-81
Conference contribution
2015

Challenges in implementing PBL: Chalmers Formula Student as a case

Malin Kjellberg, Tom Adawi, Karin Brolin
Paper in proceedings
2015

A Human Body Model with Active Muscles for Simulation of Pre-Tensioned Restraints in Autonomous Braking Interventions

Jonas Östh, Karin Brolin, Dan Bråse
Traffic Injury Prevention. Vol. 16 (3), p. 304-313
Journal article
2015

Muscle Activation Strategies in Human Body Models for the Development of Integrated Safety

Jonas Östh, Karin Brolin, Jóna Marin Olafsdottir et al
Conference contribution
2015

Biomekanik och skadeprevention

Karin Brolin
Elitidrottskonferens (11-12 maj, Göteborg)
Conference contribution
2015

Construction and evaluation of thoracic injury risk curves for a finite element human body model in frontal car crashes

Manuel Mendoza-Vazquez, Johan Davidsson, Karin Brolin
Accident Analysis and Prevention. Vol. 85, p. 73-82
Journal article
2015

Gender Differences in Occupant Posture and Muscle Activity with Motorized Seat Belts

Hattie Cutcliffe, Karin Brolin, Jonas Östh et al
Conference contribution
2015

Child Occupant Protection: Latest Knowledge and Future Opportunities – Results of a 2015 Workshop in Gothenburg, Sweden

Kristy B Arbogast, Katarina Bohman, Karin Brolin et al
Conference contribution
2015

Development of an Active 6-Year-Old Child Human Body Model for Simulation of Emergency Events

Karin Brolin, Isabelle Stockman, Hariharan Subramanian et al
IRCOBI Conference Proceedings - International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury, 9-11 September (IRC-15-74), p. 689-700
Paper in proceedings
2015

Head Kinematics and Shoulder Biomechanics in Shoulder Impacts Similar to Pedestrian Crashes—A THUMS Study

Ruth Paas, Johan Davidsson, Karin Brolin
Traffic Injury Prevention. Vol. 16 (5), p. 498-506
Journal article
2015

Aiming for an Average Female Virtual Human Body Model for Seat Performance Assessment in Rear-End Impacts

Karin Brolin, Jonas Östh, Fusako Sato Sakayachi et al
Conference contribution
2015

Dynamic Spatial Tuning of Cervical Muscle Reflexes to Multidirectional Seated Perturbations

Jóna Marin Olafsdottir, Karin Brolin, Jean-Sébastien Blouin et al
Spine. Vol. 40 (4), p. E211-E219
Journal article
2014

Evaluation of Thoracic Injury Criteria for THUMS Finite Element Human Body Model Using Real-World Crash Data

Manuel Mendoza-Vazquez, Lotta Jakobsson, Johan Davidsson et al
IRCOBI Conference Proceedings - International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury, 10-12 September, Berlin, Germany (IRC-14-62), p. 528-541
Paper in proceedings
2014

Modelling of Car Occupant Muscle Responses in a Finite Element Human Body Model

Jonas Östh, Jóna Marin Olafsdottir, Karin Brolin
Conference contribution
2014

Finite Element Musculoskeletal Model with Feedback Control to Simulate Spinal Postural Responses

Karin Brolin, Jonas Östh, Jóna Marin Olafsdottir et al
7th World Congress of Biomechanics. Vol. July 6-11, Boston, USA (18-14)
Conference contribution
2014

A Method to Model Anticipatory Postural Control in Driver Braking Events

Jonas Östh, Erik Eliasson, Riender Happee et al
Gait and Posture. Vol. 40 (4), p. 664-669
Journal article
2014

Safety for Children in the Rear Seat – A review of the progress at the SAFER Centre

Mats Svensson, Katarina Bohman, Karin Brolin et al
Conference contribution
2014

Active Spine Modeling Representing a 6 Year-Old Child

Karin Brolin, Laure-Lise Gras, Isabelle Stockman
7th World Congress of Biomechanics (16-14)
Conference contribution
2014

Evaluation at low g-level loading

Karin Brolin, Jonas Östh, Marie Nydahl
Conference contribution
2014

Dynamic Cervical Vertebral Motion of Female and Male Volunteers and Analysis of its Interaction with Head/Neck/Torso Behavior during Low‐Speed Rear Impact

Fusako Sato Sakayachi, Taichi Nakajima, Koshiro Ono et al
International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury Conference, IRCOBI 2014; Berlin; Germany; 10 September 2014 through 12 September 2014, p. 227-249
Paper in proceedings
2014

Safety of children in cars: A review of biomechanical aspects and human body models

Karin Brolin, Isabelle Stockman, Marianne Andersson et al
IATSS Research
Journal article
2014

Modeling Active Human Muscle Responses during Driver and Autonomous Avoidance Maneuvers

Jonas Östh, Jóna Marin Olafsdottir, Karin Brolin
Conference contribution
2014

Cervical Muscle Responses to Multi-Directional Perturbations

Jóna Marin Olafsdottir, Karin Brolin, Jean-Sébastien Blouin et al
Conference poster
2013

Simulation of active skeletal muscle tissue with a transversely isotropic viscohyperelastic continuum material model

Hamid Khodaei, Salar Mostofizadeh, Karin Brolin et al
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine. Vol. 227 (5), p. 571-580
Journal article
2013

Human Body Modeling for Integrated Safety Analyses, Adult and Child Models

Karin Brolin, Laure-Lise Gras, Jonas Östh et al
Conference contribution
2013

Human rib response to different restraint systems in frontal impacts: a study using a human body model

Manuel Mendoza-Vazquez, Karin Brolin, Johan Davidsson et al
International Journal of Crashworthiness. Vol. 18 (5), p. 516-529
Journal article
2013

Human body modeling for integrated safety analyses using THUMS

Karin Brolin, Manuel Mendoza-Vazquez, Jonas Östh et al
Conference contribution
2013

Passenger Kinematics and Muscle Responses in Autonomous Braking Events with Standard and  Reversible Pre‐tensioned Restraints

Jóna Marin Olafsdottir, Jonas Östh, Johan Davidsson et al
IRCOBI Conference 2013 (IRC-13-70), p. 602-617
Paper in proceedings
2013

Correlation of Global Head and Brain Tissue Injury Criteria to Experimental Concussion derived from Monkey Head Trauma Experiments

Jacobo Antona, Johan Davidsson, Susumu Ejima et al
IRCOBI Conference (IRC-13-55), p. 509-522
Paper in proceedings
2013

Kinematics of Child Volunteers and Child Anthropomorphic Test Devices During Emergency Braking Events in Real Car Environment

Isabelle Stockman, Katarina Bohman, Karin Brolin et al
Traffic Injury Prevention. Vol. 14 (1), p. 92-102
Journal article
2013

Driver Kinematic and Muscle Responses in Braking Events with Standard and Reversible Pre-tensioned Restraints: Validation Data for Human Models

Jonas Östh, Jóna Marin Olafsdottir, Johan Davidsson et al
Stapp car crash journal. Vol. 57, p. 1-41
Journal article
2013

Restrained Male and Female Occupants in Frontal Crashes: Are We Different?

Chantal S. Parenteau, David Zuby, Karin Brolin et al
2013 IRCOBI Conference Proceedings
Paper in proceedings
2012

Design implications for improving an anthropomorphic test device based on human body simulations

Karin Brolin, Manuel Mendoza-Vazquez, E. Song et al
2012 IRCOBI Conference Proceedings - International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury, Dublin:12 September through14 September 2012 (IRC-12-88), p. 843-855
Paper in proceedings
2012

Active muscle response using feedback control of a finite element human arm model

Jonas Östh, Karin Brolin, Riender Happee
Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. Vol. 15 (4), p. 347-361
Journal article
2012

Pedestrian shoulder and spine kinematics in full-scale PMHS tests for human body model evaluation

Ruth Paas, Johan Davidsson, C. Masson et al
2012 IRCOBI Conference Proceedings - International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury, Dublin:12 through14 September 2012, p. 730-750
Paper in proceedings
2012

Validation of a Human Body Model and its Application to Compare Single Rib and Full Body Tests

Manuel Mendoza-Vazquez, Karin Brolin
Conference contribution
2012

Generation of numerical human models based on medical imaging

Marta Gonzalez Carcedo, Karin Brolin
Report
2012

The Occupant Response to Autonomous Braking: A Modelling Approach That Accounts for Active Musculature

Jonas Östh, Karin Brolin, Stina Carlsson et al
Traffic Injury Prevention. Vol. 13 (3), p. 265-277
Journal article
2011

Human Body Modelling with Active Musculature for Integrated Safety Analyses

Karin Brolin, Jac Wismans, Jonas Östh et al
Conference contribution
2011

HUMAN BODY MODELING FOR APPLIED TRAFFIC SAFETY

Karin Brolin, Jonas Östh, Manuel Mendoza-Vazquez
Conference contribution
2011

EVALUATING THE THORACIC RESPONSE IN A HUMAN BODY MODEL, COMPARED TO CADAVER EXPERIMENTS

Manuel Mendoza-Vazquez, Karin Brolin, Johan Davidsson
Conference contribution
2010

Comparison of Hybrid III and human body models in evaluating thoracic response for various seat belt and airbag loading conditions

Krystoffer Mroz, Ola Boström, Bengt Pipkorn et al
IRCOBI Conference, p. 265-279
Paper in proceedings
2010

Implementing Active Properties of Musculature to Obtain Posture Maintaining Human Body Models for Crash Simulations

Jonas Östh, Karin Brolin, Jac Wismans
6th World Congress of Biomechanics Abstracts, p. 61-
Conference contribution
2010

Challenges in Steering Wheel Rim to Thorax Impacts Using Finite Element Hybrid III and Human Body Models for Heavy Vehicle Frontal Crash Applications

Kristian Holmqvist, Mats Svensson, Johan Davidsson et al
International IRCOBI Conference on the Biomechanics of Impact, p. 293-296
Paper in proceedings
2010

Closed loop control of FE arm model

Jonas Östh, Karin Brolin, Riender Happee
Conference contribution
2008

Theories of Neck Injury Mechanisms Related to Motor Vehicle Crashes

Gunter P. Siegmund, Beth A. Winkelstein, Paul C. Ivancic et al
Program Book with Abstracts, World Congress on Neck Pain, Los Angeles, USA, 20-22 January 2008, p. 75-78
Conference contribution
2004

Evaluation criteria for AIS 1 neck injuries in frontal impacts - A parameter study combining field data and Madymo modelling

Karin Brolin, Kristina Lundgren, Hans Norin et al
Traffic Injury Prevention. Vol. 5 (4), p. 374-381
Journal article
2004

Parameters influencing AIS 1 neck injury outcome in frontal impacts

Karin Brolin, Hans Norin, Mats Svensson
Traffic Injury Prevention. Vol. 5 (2), p. 156-63
Journal article