Evaluation of a diverse population of morphed human body models for prediction of vehicle occupant crash kinematics
Journal article, 2021

Morphing can be used to alter human body models (HBMs) to represent a diverse population of occupants in car crashes. The mid-sized male SAFER HBM v9 was parametrically morphed to match 22 Post Mortem Human Subjects, loaded in different configurations. Kinetics and kinematics were compared for the morphed and baseline HBMs. In frontal impacts, the morphed HBMs correlated closer with the kinematics of obese subjects, but lower to small females. In lateral impacts HBM responses were too stiff. This study outlines a necessary evaluation of all HBMs that should be morphed to represent the diverse population in vehicle safety evaluations.



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Karl-Johan Larsson

Autoliv AB

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Vehicle Safety

Bengt Pipkorn

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Vehicle Safety

Autoliv AB

Johan Iraeus

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Vehicle Safety, Injury Prevention

Jason Forman

University of Virginia

Jingwen Hu

University of Michigan

Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering

1025-5842 (ISSN)

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VINNOVA (2020-02943), 2020-11-01 -- 2023-10-31.

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