7th International Digital Human Modeling Symposium (DHM 2022)

August 29–30, 2022

The 7th International Digital Human Modeling Symposium (DHM 2022)
is a hybrid event being held August 29–31, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa, USA, and virtually.
The Iowa Virtual Human Summit will follow on August 31.

This is a draft program and subject to change. Please email iti-event@uiowa.edu if you have questions.


Keynote Speakers

Portrait of Sebastian Loze

Sébastien Lozé

Unreal Engine Business Director–Simulations
Epic Games

Portrait of Col. Kevin Bigelman

Col. Kevin A. Bigelman

Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F) Director
U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training

DHM Day 1: August 29, 2022

More details, including session times, will be added closer to the event.

Digital production planning and human simulation of manual and hybrid work processes using the EMA Software Suite
- Michael Spitzhirn, Sascha Ullman, Sebastian Bauer, and Lars Fritzsche

Physics-based simulation for assessing the effect of anthropometric variability on efforts and ergonomics
- Jacques Zhong, Vincent Weistroffer, Pauline Maurice, Francis Colas, and Claude Andriot

Design concept evaluation in digital human modelling tools
- Lars Hanson, Dan Högberg, Erik Brolin, Anna Brolin, Mikael Lebram, Aitor Iriondo Pascual, Andreas Lind, and Niclas Delfs

Using time-based ergonomics evaluations to assess worker well-being in multi-objective optimizations
- Aitor Iriondo, Elia Mora, Dan Högberg, Lars Hanson, Mikael Lebram and Dan Lämkull

The effects of handedness during two-handed asymmetric box lifting
- Jazmin Cruz and James Yang

Improving ergonomic value of product interface materials using numerical digital human models
- Gregor Harih and Vasja Plesec

On the progress of knowledge-based motion simulation techniques in ergonomic vehicle design
- Hans-Joachim Wirsching and Norman Hofmann

Influence of different pedestrian behavior models on the performance assessment of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems via virtual simulation
- Lucas Fonseca, Martin Meywerk and Lars Schories

Takeover performance according to the level of disengagement during automated driving
- Evan Gallouin, Xuguang Wang, Philippe Beillas and Thierry Bellet

Quantifying vision obstruction of Formula One (F1) halo concept variants
- H. Onan Demirel and Sriram Srinivasan

The use of DHM to quantify the a measure of direct vision performance in trucks
- Steve Summerskill, Russell Marshall, Abby Paterson and Anthony Eland

An overview of software and file exchange formats in 3D and 4D body scanning
- Sofia Scataglini and Steven Truijen

Digitizing human scalp shape through 3D scanning
- Peng Li, Asbed Tashjian, and Matthew Hurley

Development of body shape data based digital human models for ergonomics simulations
- Erik Brolin, Niclas Delfs, Martin Rebas, Tobias Karlsson, Lars Hanson, and Dan Högberg

A methodology to obtain anthropometric measurements from digital human models in movement
- Alfredo Ballester, Ana Ruescas, Jordi Uriel, Eduardo Parrilla, Alfredo Remón, and Sandra Alemany

Simulation of abdominal belt effects on IAP and spinal compressive force with musculoskeletal human model
- Zhenkai Zhao, Leiming Gao, Benjamin Simpson, and Neil Mansfield

Effects of sex and weighted vest load arrangements on lower biomechanics and jump height during countermovement jump
- Juan Baus, John R. Harry, and James Yang

Joint velocity dependence of fatigue in isokinetic tasks
- Ritwik Rakshit, Shuvrodeb Barman, Yujiang Xiang, and James Yang

Effects of environmental factors on physical workload of motor-manual timber harvesting using motion capturing data within a biomechanical model
- Oliver Brunner, Christopher Brandl, and Verena Nitsch

Multi-modal event standardization platform of biometric-derived musculoskeletal injury risk in active duty service members
- Joseph Alemany, Meghan Garvey, Kristin Gowers, Robyn Highfill-McRoy, Patrick Walsh, and Arlington Wilson

Wrist model for the whole human hand
- Esteban Peña-Pitarch

User-guided grasp planning for digital hand
- Yi LiNiclas Delfs, and Johan S. Carlson

Modeling and simulation of a powered exoskeleton system to aid human-robot collaborative lifting
- Asif Arefeen and Yujiang Xiang

Prediction of walking kinematics and muscle adaptation under lower limb exoskeleton assistances
- Neethan Ratnakumar, Vinay Devulapalli, Niranjan Deepak, and Xianlian Zhou

Experimental assessment of effectiveness of arm-supporting exoskeleton for overhead work
- Ting Xia, Parisa Torkinejad Ziarati, Simon Kudernatsch, and Donald Peterson

DHM Day 2: August 30, 2022

More details, including session times, will be added closer to the event.

Automatic generation of partially homogenized FEM human body models based on 3D body scan data
- Yordan Kyosev, Tino Kühn, and Ann-Malin Schmidt

Moving deforming mesh modeling of human organ systems
- Hamid Reza Mortazavy Beni, Mohammad Saidul Islam, and Gunther Paul

Development and evaluation of personalized human body buttock-thigh finite element models in terms of soft tissue deformation for seat comfort assessment
- Goutham Sridhar Madhavan

Optimization of nucleus pulposus removal rate in the intervertebral disc during artificial nucleus replacement using lumbar finite element model simulation
- Yeeun Kang, Jaemin Kim and Junghwa Hong

Understanding buttock deformation in a seated posture
- Russell Marshall, Michael Harry and Michael Fray

Developing a full-body finite element model and its validation for seating comfort
- Shenghui Liu, Philippe Beillas, Li Ding, and Xuguang Wang

Identifying the best objective function weightings to predict comfortable motorcycle riding postures
- Justin Davidson and Steven Fischer

Hip joint simulation for occupant packaging design
- Estela Perez Luque, Erik Brolin, Maurice Lamb, and Dan Högberg

Analysis of the influence of non-driving-related activities on seat parameters and sitting postures
- Manuel Kipp

Using Santos Pro™ trade-off analysis to inform the rear chassis design of a novel electric scooter
- Steven Fischer, Justin Davidson, and Sanjay Veerasammy

Improved modeling approaches for the usage of mixed linear effects models in empirical digital human models
- Martin Fleischer

Modeling human variability: Performance envelopes versus distributions
- Randall Hodkin and Michael Miller

Developing a response surface methodology to determine the best objective function weightings for predicting probable postures
- Justin Davidson, Joshua Cashaback, and Steven Fischer

Santos and Sophia predict human behavior
- Karim Abdel-Malek, Rajan Bhatt, Chris Murphy, and Marco Tena Salais

ME-BVH: Memory Efficient Bounding Volume Hierarchies
- Evan Shellshear, Yi Li, and Johan S. Carlson

The study of endolymph flow and hair cell control analysis simulation model through electromagnetic fields
- Hyeyeong Song, Soonmoon Jung, and Junghwa Hong

Multi-factorial modeling of comfort in an aircraft cabin considering thermal, noise, and vibration metrics
- Neil Mansfield, Geetika Aggarwal, Frederique Vanheusden, and Steve Faulkner

Reinforcement learning with virtual human agents of varying visual characteristics
- Nitesh Bhatia and Omar Matar

Human digital twin with applications
- Zhiqing Cheng

Identifying benefits of using an instruction language for virtual simulation of manual assembly and logistics
- Peter Mårdberg, Johan S. Carlson, and Dan Högberg

Modeling ability to perform common soldier tasks based on the Army Combat Fitness Test dead lift
- Laura A Frey-Law, Rajan Bhatt, Russell Schneider, Guillermo Laguna Mosqueda, Marco Tena Salais, Landon Evans, and Karim Abdel-Malek

Improving the efficiency of virtual-reality-based ergonomics assessments with digital human models in multi-agent collaborative virtual environments
- Melanie Waddell, Francisco Garcia Rivera, and Maurice Lamb

Fusion of AI-based vision system and inertial sensor system for the human motion capture
- Veeresh Elango, Simona Petravic, and Lars Hanson

Definition of spinal joint coordination laws for repositioning a digital human model based on MRI observations in four different postures
- Shabahang Shayegan and Xuguang Wang

Subject-specific balance stability characteristics of human walking with preferred, fast, and slow speeds
- Joo H. Kim

Forward and Backwards Reaching Inverse Kinematics (FABRIK) solver for DHM: A pilot study
- Maurice Lam, Seunghun Lee, Erik Billing, Dan Högberg, and James Yang

Iowa Virtual Human Summit: August 31, 2022

Please check back for the Iowa Virtual Human Summit program.

This is a draft program and subject to change. Please email iti-event@uiowa.edu if you have questions.