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09-15-2000, 07:12 AM
Attached is a recent update to the Biomechanics Yellow Pages (BYP).
For more information about the BYP, please see below.

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Mechanical Dynamics Inc.
Irvine, CA

One of the premier products designed, manufactured, marketed and
serviced by Mechanical Dynamics Inc. is the FIGURE Human Modeler, an
advanced total human simulation system used in conjunction with the
ADAMS multi-body simulation program.

In the FIGURE software package, three types of human body
representations include skeletal, skin/clothed and ellipsoidal which
are scaled from one of several anthropometric databases for male,
female and child populations. Simulations may be performed including
passive (crash, injury, etc.) inverse dynamics and forward dynamics.

The integration of FIGURE with MATLAB allows sophisticated CNS type
controllers to activate muscle models in conjunction with model
feedback sensors for full closed loop gait simulation. A unique
method of "motion agents" is used to account for errors in motion
capture data and reduce the acceleration spikes in the joint torque
functions. The human models may interact with each other or any
physical machine or environment for true physics-based simulation.

The types of applications performed by our customers include crash,
injury, slips falls, gait, CNS control, sports performance, sports
equipment, man-machine effects safety, etc.

Mechanical Dynamics, Inc. offers consulting services and this
product resulting from over 10 years of research and development and
from consulting work with over 50 companies.

URL: www.figmod.com
Contact: Shawn McGuan
Position: Biomechanics Research Scientist
Address: 8001 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 1000
Irvine, CA 92672 USA
Phone: 949-788-0600
E-mail: smcguan@adams.com

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