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Position and Personalize Advanced Human Body Models for Injury Prediction

Objective

"In passive safety, human variability is currently difficult to account for using crash test dummies and regulatory procedures. However, vulnerable populations such as children and elderly need to be considered in the design of safety systems in order to further reduce the fatalities by protecting all users and not only so called averages.

Based on the finite element method, advanced Human Body Models for injury prediction have the potential to represent the population variability and to provide more accurate injurypredictionsthan alternatives using global injury criteria.

However, these advanced HBM are underutilized in industrial R&D. Reasons include difficulties to position the models – which are typically only available in one posture – in actual vehicle environments, and the lack of model families to represent the population variability (which reduces their interestwhen compared to dummies).

The main objective of the project will be to develop new tools to position and personalize these advanced HBM. Specifications will be agreed upon with future industrial users, and an extensive evaluation in actual applications will take place during the project. The tools will be made available by using an Open Source exploitation strategy and extensive dissemination driven by the industrial partners.Proven approaches will be combined with innovative solutions transferred from computer graphics, statistical shape and ergonomicsmodeling.

The consortium will be balanced between industrial users (with seven European car manufacturers represented), academic users involved ininjury biomechanics, and partners with different expertise with strong potential for transfer of knowledge.

By facilitating the generation of population and subject-specific HBM and their usage in production environments, the tools will enable new applications in industrial R&D for the design of restraint systems as well as new research applications."

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2013-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE LYON 1 CLAUDE BERNARD
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Boulevard Du 11 Novembre 1918 Num43
69622 Villeurbanne Cedex
France
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 492 860
Administrative Contact
Javier Olaiz (Dr.)

Participants (10)

GIE DE RECHERCHES ET D'ETUDES PSA RENAULT
France
EU contribution
€ 188 457
Address
Avenue De La Grande Armee 75
75116 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Philippe Petit (Dr.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 317 271
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Birgitta Wolmer (Mrs.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 326 720
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silke Hönert (Ms.)
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY DELHI

Participation ended

India
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Hauz Khas
110 016 New Delhi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anoop Chawla (Prof.)
CENTRE EUROPEEN D'ETUDES DE SECURITE ET D'ANALYSE DES RISQUESC.E.E.S.A.R.ET D'ANALYSE DES RISQUES
France
EU contribution
€ 331 104
Address
Rue Des Suisses 132
92000 Nanterre
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Brigitte Margot Le Saux (Ms.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 414 115
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Norina D'arrigo (Ms.)
PARTNERSHIP FOR DUMMY TECHNOLOGY AND BIOMECHANICS GBR
Germany
EU contribution
€ 146 960
Address
Dieselstrasse 23
85080 Gaimersheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Norbert Praxl (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 331 878
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yan Qiao (Ms.)
LYON INGENIERIE PROJETS
France
EU contribution
€ 197 440
Address
Bd Du 11 Novembre 1918 43 L Atrium
69616 Villeurbanne
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Javier Olaiz (Dr.)
FOUNDATION FOR INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
India
EU contribution
€ 199 306
Address
Hauz Khas New Delhi
110016 New Delhi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kirity Kumar Roy (Mr.)