GENERAL TO SPECIFIC – A NEW MODELING PARADIGM IN HUMAN SIMULATION

  • S. McGuan
Keywords: biomechanics, simulation, functional anatomy, computer graphics

Abstract

This paper introduces a novel human modeling system utilizing the ADAMS (Mechanical Dynamics Inc.) multi-body simulation program. The FIGURE Human Modeling system is a plug-in to ADAMS which provides users with the capability to generate human models of various levels of detail and fidelity, permitting simulations ranging from passive response (crash, falls, etc.) to active participation (sports performance, task simulation). The paper introduces the modeling paradigm of FIGURE and provides an example of direct dynamics simulation based on data from a newly introduced motion capture device.