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Human Carrying Simulation With Symmetric and Asymmetric Loads

[+] Author Affiliations
Yujiang Xiang, Jasbir S. Arora, Salam Rahmatalla, Hyun-Joon Chung, Rajan Bhatt, Karim Abdel-Malek

The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Paper No. DETC2012-70172, pp. 659-662; 4 pages
  • ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 2: 32nd Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Parts A and B
  • Chicago, Illinois, USA, August 12–15, 2012
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division, Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4501-1
  • Copyright © 2012 by ASME


Human carrying is simulated in this work by using a skeletal digital human model with 55 degrees of freedom (DOFs). Predictive dynamics approach is used to predict the carrying motion with symmetric and asymmetric loads. In this process, the model predicts joints dynamics using optimization schemes and task-based physical constraints. The results indicated that the model can realistically match human motion and ground reaction forces data during symmetric and asymmetric load carrying task. With such prediction capability the model could be used for biomedical and ergonomic studies.

Copyright © 2012 by ASME
Topics: Simulation , Stress



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