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Matthew P. Reed

Matthew P. Reed, PhD., is the Don B. Chaffin Collegiate Research Professor and head of the Biosciences Group of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. He also has appointments in Integrative Systems and Design, where he is Chair of the Design Science program, and...

Jingwen Hu

Jingwen Hu is a Research Associate Professor in the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Biosciences Group. He earned a PhD in biomedical engineering from Wayne State University and an MS and a BS in automotive engineering from Tsinghua University.

Dr. Hu's research...

Development, validation, and application of a parametric pediatric head finite element model for impact simulations
In this study, a statistical model of cranium geometry for 0- to 3-month-old children was developed by analyzing 11 CT scans using a combination of principal component analysis and multivariate regression analysis. Radial basis function was used to morph the geometry of a baseline child head finite...
Focusing on vulnerable populations in crashes recent advances in finite element human models for injury biomechanics research.
Children, small female, elderly, and obese occupants are at greater risk of death and serious injuries in motor-vehicle crashes than the mid-size, young, male occupants. However, current injury assessment tools, including crash test dummies and finite element (FE) human models, generally do not...
Development and validation of a modified Hybrid-III six-year-old dummy model for simulating submarining in motor-vehicle crashes
In motor-vehicle crashes, young school-aged children restrained by vehicle seat belt systems often suffer from abdominal injuries due to submarining. However, the current anthropomorphic test device, so-called -crash dummy-, is not adequate for proper simulation of submarining. In this study, a...
Modeling ascending and descending stairs using the human motion simulation framework
The Human Motion Simulation Framework (Framework) is a hierarchical set of algorithms for predicting and analyzing task-oriented human motion. The Framework was developed to improve the performance of commercial human modeling software by increasing the accuracy of predicted motions and the speed...
Foot motions in manual material handling transfer tasks a taxonomy and data from an automotive assembly plant.
Ergonomic job analysis commonly applies static postural and biomechanical analysis tools to particular postures observed during manual material handling (MMH) tasks, usually focusing on the most extreme postures or those involving the highest loads. When these analyses are conducted prospectively...
Validation of the human motion simulation framework posture prediction for standing object transfer tasks.
The Human Motion Simulation Framework is a hierarchical set of algorithms for physical task simulation and analysis. The Framework is capable of simulating a wide range of tasks, including standing and seated reaches, walking and carrying objects, and vehicle ingress and egress. In this paper,...
Simulating complex automotive assembly tasks using the HUMOSIM framework
Efficient methods for simulating operators performing part handling tasks in manufacturing plants are needed. The simulation of part handling motions is an important step towards the implementation of virtual manufacturing for the purpose of improving worker productivity and reducing injuries in...
Soldier-Centered Vehicle Seating Design Tools
Measure anthropometry and shape measures of soldiers to develop occupant models that account for gear.

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