Software Framework for Integrated Human Modeling
Navy SBIR 2020.1 - Topic N201-009
NAVAIR - Ms. Donna Attick - firstname.lastname@example.org
Opens: January 14, 2020 - Closes: February 12, 2020 (8:00 PM ET)
AREA(S): Biomedical, Human Systems, Information Systems
PROGRAM: PMA276 H-1 USMC Light/Attack Helicopters
Design and develop an open Application Programming Interface (API) and data
fusion framework for the integration of current and future commercial human
modeling software; and that has the ability to incorporate the output of
commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) digital human modeling and medical modeling
software to create a whole-body simulation of a human.
Digital human modeling (DHM) efforts in the DoD have primarily been used to
assess ergonomic and human factors situations. The current commercial software
on the market is highly specialized toward providing human analysis for narrow
tasks and situations. It does not, contrary to the name, typically model the
whole human system. The result of this software specialization is a plethora of
part-task analysis software that operates mostly independently. Each software
by itself is unable to inform the larger picture and holistically model the
Identify the major factors and attributes that are essential for generating a
basic digital model of the human body and its associated components. Identify
the initial software packages that will provide the input and output of this
human model. Design, develop, and demonstrate a simple proof of concept
framework that can ingest at least two sources of data, create a human model,
and export the data for use in a COTS task analysis software. The Phase I
effort will include prototype plans to be further developed under Phase II.
Develop an extensible and scalable framework for current and future modeling
software. Develop the API for ingesting and exporting data from the human
system model, and also the graphical user interface (GUI) for examination and
manipulation of data stored in the human model. Integrate the major modeling
packages task analysis software into the previously developed framework.
Identify and incorporate sources of physiology data to better inform the human
DUAL USE APPLICATIONS: Refine the framework and continue to add capability, in
terms of both functionality and support of existing and future COTS software.
Develop capability to support modeling in the private industry.
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Wischniewski, S., Wirsching, H., Upmann, A., Rausch, J. and Paul, G.
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Medical Modeling; Digital Human Modeling; Statistical Models; Physiology; Data