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Human Body Models and Injury Prediction

Development of numerical human body models (HBMs) was initiated in several parts of the world with the introduction of advanced automotive safety systems, in response to the need of a repetitive tool with increased biofidelity and anatomical detail compared to the crash test dummies. Today, HBMs are suited to study human biomechanics in applications in varying fields, including but not limited to automotive, aeronautics, sport injuries, and medical applications.

In this seminar we will cover the basic topics of injury biomechanics needed to use HBM:s for injury prediction. We will discuss state-of-the art full-body HBMs (such as PIPER, THUMS, SAFER-HBM, GHBMC, and VIVA) and you get a more in-depth understanding of their pros and cons for different applications. It is possible to discuss your own applications during the interactive parts of the course. 

Note that you can take part onsite at our office in Gothenburg or online, local time CEST, please specify when registering how you wish to take part. 

Prior knowledge

The seminar is suited for users who have some experience of HBMs who would like a head start to the area and for experience CAE-engineers who benefit from a more in-depth understanding of the human body, injury mechanisms and thresholds.

Ph D Student participation is subject to availability.

Seminar outline

  • Overview of state-of-the-art full body HBMs
  • Introduction to injury biomechanics: anatomy, injury scaling scores, medical terminology
  • Material properties of hard and soft tissues
  • Injury mechanisms, tolerances & criteria
  • Development and validation of HBMs
  • Prepositioning HBMs: postures and scaling
  • Extracting results and predicting injury (postprocessing)


  • SEK 10 000
  • EURO 1000
  • USD  1000

Date 24.05.2023 - 25.05.2023 (2 days)
Time 09:00 - 17:00
Location Gothenburg
Languages English, Swedish
Standard (10000 SEK + VAT)
Employee of University (5000 SEK + VAT)
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