|Subject: Virtual Soldier Research Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:54 pm|| |
The Virtual Soldier Research Program (VSR) is an independent research group within the Center for Computer-Aided Design (CCAD) at the University of Iowa. Our research is aimed at creating interactive, intelligent, and predictive human models that operate in virtual, physics-based environments. We simulate a human’s interaction with new equipment, vehicle, and process designs to evaluate their usability without the need for multiple iterations of physical prototypes. We support the detailed analysis of ergonomics, human performance, physiology & fatigue, and even propensity of injury resulting from long-term, repetitive tasks associated with military, consumer, or manufacturing operations.
Initially funded by the US Army, our laboratory was founded in 2003 to study the effects of modified body armor configurations on the soldier, and to evaluate design concepts for next generation military vehicles from the human perspective. The VSR Program has grown to support a staff of forty people, with research efforts ranging from the analysis of internal cable routing for medical implants subject to patient movement, to the evaluation of large-scale assembly line operations, to the study of the impact of soft- and hard-body armor, helmets, and advanced military systems on a warfighter’s fightability and survivability.
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