The first PIPER workshop has been organised on 8th September 2015, before the International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury - IRCOBI conference (September 9-11) in Lyon, France. View the workshop presentations...
Position and Personalize Advanced Human Body Models for Injury Prediction
In passive safety, advanced Human Body Models for injury prediction based on the FE method have the potential to represent the population variability and to provide more accurate injury predictions than alternatives using global injury criteria.
However, these advanced HBM are underutilized in industrial R&D. Reasons include difficulties to position the models – which are typically only available in one posture – in actual vehicle environments, and the lack of model families to represent the population variability.
The main objective of the PIPER project will be to develop new tools to position and personalize these advanced HBM. By facilitating the generation of population and subject-specific HBM and their usage in production environments, the tools will enable new applications in industrial R&D for the design of restraint systems as well as new research applications.
This project is funded by the European Commission within the FP7 programme.
It is coordinated by the University of Lyon and gathers ten partners from five countries during three and a half year starting from November 1st 2013. The total budget of the project amounts 3,8 million euros for an EC funding of 2,9 million euros.