7th International Digital Human Modeling Symposium (DHM 2022) and Iowa Virtual Human Summit 2022

DHM 2022 was held August 29–30, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa, USA, and virtually. The Iowa Virtual Human Summit sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton was included in the registration and followed on August 31.

DHM Day 1: August 29, 2022

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Location: Foyer, Second Floor Ballroom, 243 Iowa Memorial Union 

Karim Abdel-Malek, University of Iowa Technology Institute, and Gunther Paul, James Cook University


Performance Digital Twins for Modern Governments - Widening the Aperture for Agility, Resilience, Performance and Competitive EdgeSandy Marshall and Andie Rauta, Booz Allen Hamilton

Sofia Scataglini, University of Antwerp

Sébastien Lozé, Epic Games

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM: Improving ergonomic value of product interface materials using numerical digital human models
- Gregor Harih* and Vasja Plesec


9:30 AM - 9:45 AM: 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*


9:45 AM - 10:00 AM: Using time-based musculoskeletal risk assessment methods to assess worker well-being in optimizations in a welding station design
- Aitor Iriondo Pascual*, Elia Mora, Dan Högberg, Lars Hanson, Mikael Lebram, and Dan Lämkull


10:00 AM - 10:15 AM: Design concept evaluation in digital human modeling tools
- Lars Hanson*, Dan Högberg, Anna Brolin, Erik Brolin, Mikael Lebram, Aitor Iriondo Pascual, Andreas Lind, and Niclas Delfs

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM: The effects of sex and handedness on lumbar kinetics during asymmetric lifting tasks: A pilot study
- Jazmin Cruz*, Ivan Aguilar, and James Yang

10:45 AM -11:00 AM: On the progress of knowledge-based motion simulation techniques in ergonomic vehicle design
- Hans-Joachim Wirsching* and Norman Hofmann


11:00 AM - 11:15 AM: Influence of different pedestrian behavior models on the performance assessment of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems via virtual simulation
- Lucas Fonseca Alexandre de Oliveira*, Martin Meywerk, Lars Schories, Maria Meier, Ramakrishna Nanjundaiah, Paulthi Victor, Francesco Foglino, Mark Carroll, and Arunaachalam Muralidharan


11:15 AM - 11:30 AM: Takeover performance according to the level of disengagement during automated driving
- Evan Gallouin*, Xuguang Wang, Philippe Beillas, and Thierry Bellet


11:30 AM - 11:45 AM: Quantifying vision obstruction of Formula One (F1) halo concept variants
- Sriram Srinivasan and H. Onan Demirel*


11:45 AM - 12:00 PM: The use of DHM to quantify a measure of direct vision performance in trucks
- Steve Summerskill*, Russell Marshall, Abby Paterson, and Anthony Eland

The Booz Allen Hamilton team will be available in a breakout room off the main Zoom feed. 

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM: Overview of software and file exchange formats in 3D and 4D body shape scanning
- Sofia Scataglini* and Steven Truijen


1:15 PM - 1:30 PM: A methodology to obtain anthropometric measurements from 4D scans
- Jordi Uriel, Ana Ruescas, Alfredo Ballester, Eduardo Parrilla, Alfredo Remón, and Sandra Alemany*


1:30 PM - 1:45 PM: 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


1:45 PM - 2:00 PM: Digitizing human scalp shape through 3D scanning
- Peng Li*, Asbed Tashjian, and Matthew Hurley


2:00 PM - 2:15 PM: Assessing effects of environmental factors on physical workload during motor-manual timber harvesting using motion capturing data and biomechanical modeling
- Oliver Brunner*, Christopher Brandl, and Verena Nitsch


2:15 PM - 2:30 PM: Simulation of abdominal belt effects on IAP and spinal compressive force with musculoskeletal human model
- Zhenkai Zhao*, Leiming Gao, Benjamin Simpson, James Campbell, and Neil Mansfield

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM: 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

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM: Joint velocity dependence of fatigue in isokinetic leg extension tasks
- Ritwik Rakshit*, Shuvrodeb Barman, Yujiang Xiang, and James Yang

3:00 PM - 3:05 PM: 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*

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM: Wrist model for the whole human hand
- Esteban Peña-Pitarch*

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM: User-guided grasp planning for digital hand
- Yi LiNiclas Delfs*, and Johan S. Carlson

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM: Modeling and simulation of a powered exoskeleton system to aid human-robot collaborative lifting
- Asif Arefeen and Yujiang Xiang*


4:15 PM - 4:30 PM: Prediction of walking kinematics and muscle activities under idealized lower limb exoskeleton assistances
- Neethan Ratnakumar, Vinay Devulapalli, Niranjan Deepak, and Xianlian Alex Zhou*

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM: Experimental assessment of effectiveness of arm-supporting exoskeleton for overhead work
- Parisa Torkinejad Ziarati*, Ting Xia, Simon Kudernatsch, and Donald Peterson

North Room #181 (Near IMU Main Lounge)

* Presenter

DHM Day 2: August 30, 2022

Jump to Day 3 (IVHS)

Location: Foyer, Iowa Main Lounge #180 Iowa Memorial Union

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM:  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


8:15 AM - 8:30 AM:  Forward and Backwards Reaching Inverse Kinematics (FABRIK) solver for DHM: A pilot study
- Maurice Lamb*, Seunghun Lee, Erik Billing, Dan Högberg, and James Yang

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM:  Balance stability characteristics of human walking with preferred, fast, and slow speeds
- William Z. Peng and Joo H. Kim*

- Andrew Aubrey, 3dMD LLC

- Dr. Whitfield "Chip" East, Research Physiologist and Professor Emeritus at the United States Military Academy, West Point

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM: Evaluation of personalized human body buttock-thigh finite element models in terms of soft tissue deformation for seat comfort assessment
- Goutham Sridhar*, Leo Savonnet, Yoann Lafon, and Xuguang Wang


9:45 AM - 10:00 AM: Developing a full-body finite element model and its preliminary validation for seating comfort
- Shenghui Liu*, Philippe Beillas, Li Ding, and Xuguang Wang


10:00 AM - 10:05 AM: Automatic generation of partially homogenized FEM human body models based on 3D body scan data
- Yordan Kyosev, Tino Kühn, and Ann-Malin Schmidt*


10:30 AM - 10:45 AM: Moving deforming mesh modeling of human organ systems
- Hamid Reza Mortazavy Beni, Mohammad Saidul Islam, and Gunther Paul*

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM: Understanding buttock deformation in a seated posture
- Russell Marshall*, Michael Harry, and Michael Fray

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM: 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

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM: Using Santos Pro™ trade-off analysis to inform the rear chassis design of a novel electric scooter
- Steven Fischer*, Justin Davidson, and Sanjay Veerasammy

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM: Identifying the best objective function weightings to predict comfortable motorcycle riding postures
- Justin Davidson*, and Steven Fischer

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM: Simulation of hip joint location for occupant packaging design
- Estela Pérez Luque*, Erik Brolin, Maurice Lamb, and Dan Högberg

12:00 PM - 12:05 PM: Analysis of the influence of non-driving-related activities on seat parameters and sitting postures
- Manuel Kipp*

Beginning at 12:15 PM the 3dMD team will be available in a breakout room off of the main Zoom feed. Please join to learn more. 

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM: Evaluation of upper body postural assessment of forklift driving using a single-depth camera
- Veeresh Elango*, Simona Petravic, and Lars Hanson

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM:  Improving the efficiency of virtual-reality-based ergonomics assessments with digital human models in multi-agent collaborative virtual environments
- Francisco Garcia Rivera*, Maurice Lamb, and Melanie Waddell

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM: Reinforcement learning with digital human models of varying visual characteristics
- Nitesh Bhatia*, Ciara Pike-Burke, Eduardo M. Normando, and Omar Matar

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM: Human digital twin with applications
- Zhiqing Cheng

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM: 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

2:30 PM - 2:35 PM: Identifying benefits of using an instruction language for virtual simulation of manual assembly and logistics
- Peter Mårdberg*, Johan S. Carlson, and Dan Högberg

2:35 PM - 2:50 PM: Improved modeling approach for the usage of mixed linear effects models in empirical digital human models
- Martin Fleischer*


2:50 PM - 3:05 PM: Multi-factorial modeling of comfort in an aircraft cabin considering thermal, noise, and vibration metrics
- Neil Mansfield*, Geetika Aggarwal, Frederique Vanheusden, and Steve Faulkner


3:30 PM - 3:45 PM: Developing a response surface methodology to determine the best objective function weightings for predicting probable postures
- Justin Davidson*, Joshua Cashaback, and Steven Fischer

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM: The study of endolymph flow and hair cell control analysis simulation model through electromagnetic fields
- Hyeyeong Song*, Soonmoon Jung, and Junghwa Hong

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM: Methods for including human variability in system performance models
- Randall J. Hodkin Jr.* and Michael E. Miller

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM: Santos and Sophia predict human behavior
- Karim Abdel-Malek*, Rajan Bhatt, Chris Murphy, and Marco Tena Salais

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM: ME-BVH: Memory Efficient Bounding Volume Hierarchies
- Evan Shellshear*, Yi Li, and Johan S. Carlson


IMU Sunporch #188, behind Main Lounge

* Presenter

Iowa Virtual Human Summit: August 31, 2022

DHM 2022 registration included the Iowa Virtual Human Summit.

Location: Main Lounge #180 Iowa Memorial Union 

Welcome to participants, summit instructions, agenda overview - Travis Klopfenstein, Iowa Technology Institute

Welcome to the third annual Iowa Virtual Human Summit - Karim Malek, Iowa Technology Institute

Video remarks - Senator Joni Ernst, Iowa

- Dr. Whitfield B. East, Research Physiologist and Professor Emeritus at the United States Military Academy, West Point

- Sophia, Santos, and the ACFT - Karim Malek, Iowa Technology Institute

- Unreal Engine Integration - Marco Tena Salais, Iowa Technology Institute

- Meta Human - Chris Murphy, Iowa Technology Institute

Performance Digital Twins for Modern Governments - Widening the Aperture for Agility, Resilience, Performance and Competitive Edge - Sandy Marshall and Andreia Rauta, Booz Allen Hamilton

- Kevin Forbes, Sports Innovation Lab, and Irik Johnson, Booz Allen Hamilton

- Sébastien Lozé, Epic Games

- Adam Faurot, SPEAR Human Performance, Inc.

- Robert Moeller, WHOOP

- Ann-Maree Tedaldi, Seattle Fire Department

- Dr. Veera Asher, KPERFORM

Keith Brawner, PhD
Program Manager of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies UARC, Acting 

Senior Engineer 

U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command - Soldier Center (CCDC SC) 

SFC Paul Ray Smith Simulation & Training Technology Center (STTC) 


- Karim Malek, Iowa Technology Institute

Boxed lunches and beverages will be provided.

Join the virtual breakout off of the main Zoom feed to engage with the day's sponsor - Booz Allen Hamilton.

Location: Multicultural Greek Council Room, 337 Iowa Memorial Union

Location: Divine 9 Room, 335 Iowa Memorial Union

In-person attendees of DHM 2022 and IVHS 2022 will be offered tours of the National Advanced Driving Simulator.

In-person attendees will be bused to Walker Homestead just outside of Iowa City for a farm dinner.