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Malum Terminus is an artificial intelligence engine that takes inputs to predict risk. In this case, Malum predicts the likelihood an athlete will get injured during an intense workout. 

Keeping people safer with Iowa technology

Technology born out of military-funded research in the University of Iowa’s Virtual Soldier Research Program (VSR) soon may be used in schools, hospitals, stores, and other places to improve safety.
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Full recap, session summaries and videos from 2020 Iowa Virtual Human Summit

The need for properly fitting body armor and how virtual technology — digital twins — can be leveraged to meet it was the focus of the Aug. 12 Summit hosted virtually by the University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI). Virtual technology can process mountains of data and countless scenarios to speed up and save money in the design and testing process for equipment fit, range of motion, area of coverage, and other factors.
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Watch the Replay of the 2020 Iowa Virtual Human Summit

The University of Iowa Technology Institute hosted the first annual Iowa Virtual Human Summit on Wednesday, Aug. 12. The event focused on the need for digital twins and modeling and simulation to test new body armor designs.  
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Iowa Technology Institute convenes modeling and simulation leaders for 1st annual Iowa Virtual Human Summit

ITI is contributing to the solution and is leveraging its expertise and leadership in human modeling and simulation to convene national stakeholders from academia, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and industry to examine how to respond to the need for properly fitting female body armor.

Report: ITI, Santos aid U.S. Army efforts to predict soldier performance

The University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) and its physics-based virtual human model Santos are integral to a new initiative to harness modeling and simulation technology to better predict and analyze soldier performance, according to an article published by the U.S. Army this month.
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Cadet of the week: Kaylee Lichtenstein

Kaylee Lichtenstein, an undergraduate research assistant in the Virtual Soldier Research program, was named Cadet of the Week by the U.S. Army.
Santos, the virtual soldier, performing different tasks

University of Iowa's Virtual Soldier Program proving versatile, finding new uses

The University of Iowa has spent years developing what they call a "virtual soldier," and over the last decade, their unique technology has opened doors for some unexpected projects.