To develop a generic digital human platform for various engineering applications (1) driver seat adjustment prediction; (2) posture prediction; (3) human dynamics; (4) applications for space programs; (5) injury prediction in manufacturing assembly line; (6) visibility prediction; (7) ride comfort assessment; (8) piano player performance
· Bioengineering, Biomechanics, Bio-Inspired Systems
The research goal in this area is to develop computer human modules to address: (1) sports biomechanics; (2) ACL biomechanics; (3) biomechanical discomfort model; (4) multibody human dynamics
The research goal is to diagnose spine disorders and determine the optimal surgery plan for surgeons to conduct spine surgery.
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Five lumber spine FE models of healthy subjects: (a) 22-year old male, (b) 41-year old male, (c) 47-year old male, (d) 48-year old female, (e) 49-year old female
The mean and standard deviation of IRA in four spinal levels were obtained by the five FE models compared with experimental data (Panjabi et al., 1994) under pure moments (2.5 Nm, 5Nm, 7.5Nm) for flexion (+) and extension (-)
The mean and standard deviation of FJF in this study in the L1-L2 and L3-L4 spinal levels were compared with experimental data (Sawa and Crawford, 2008; Niosi et al, 2008; Wilson et al., 2006) with a pure moment of 7.5 Nm in axial rotation and extension directions under: (a) axial rotation and (b) extension
Pre- and post- scoliosis fusion surgery scans FE models of scoliosis spine from T12-S1 level with pedicle screws and rods at L2-S1 an
The intersegmental rotation angle and the intradiscal pressure at level L1-2under five different loads
The research goal in this thrust is to develop a discomfort assessment model for personal protective equipment such as helmets, goggles, shoes, clothing, respirators, etc.
Mouth exhale streamline Mouth inhale steamline Nose exhale velocity Nose inhale velocity
CFD simulation for the Face and the N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirator
Temperature countours through CFD simulation and Infrared Imaging for leaks
Construction Helmet study
The research goal in this thrust is (1) to investigate the kinematic and dynamic aspects of robotics or systems; (2) to synthesize medical devices or medical robots; (3) to develop novel methodologies for motion planning, control and navigation of robots.
The objective in this area is to develop new methodologies to advance CAD and simulation of mechanisms.
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