A two-dimensional computer graphic display of a three-dimensional human model has been developed. The major body segments of the model are represented as non-uniform elliptic cylinders. The shadow outlines of these cylinders are displayed on the terminal screen and connected by circular arcs and straight lines to produce a realistic representation of a human being in any position. The human model was developed for the display of results of three-dimensional simulation programs which calculate the position of an occupant during vehicle impact. However, it is well suited to any other type of human motion. It allows the user to select the viewing orientation and was designed for low cost computer and graphic terminal systems.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Clarkson College of Technology

    Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
    Potsdam, NY  United States  13676

    Office of Naval Research

    Department of the Navy, 800 North Quincy Street
    Arlington, VA  United States  22217
  • Authors:
    • Potter, T E
    • Willmert, K
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

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  • Pagination: 48 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091905
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MIE-010 Tech. Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-70A-0311-0003
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 1976 12:00AM