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.
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.
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.
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.
This photo illustration captures the work from home, which has become the norm during the coronavirus pandemic.
University of Iowa Technology Institute faculty, staff, and students have found creative ways to forge ahead at a time when COVID-19-related closures have limited access to laboratories and facilities. Some ITI labs have begun ramping back up this month as part of a phased-in, three-tier return to research on campus, while others wait their turn.