Biomechanical simulation of potential injury risk based on bodygraphic injury data and product usage data

Yoshinori Koizumi, Yoshifumi Nishida, Yoichi Motomura, Yusuke Miyazaki, Hiroshi Mizoguchi

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Abstract

Injury prevention is one of the most important and urgent issues in children's health since the primary cause of death of children is unintentional injury. Injury prevention requires making safe products as well as safe environments by evaluating the risks. This paper proposes a system for presenting and evaluating potential risk of injury by using a biomechanical simulation based on bodygraphic injury data collected in hospitals and product usage data collected by sensors. To prove the effectiveness of the proposed system, this paper describes the application of the system to the risk analysis of a playground swing in a park. The potential risk of head injury around the swing equipment was calculated by using a physical simulator consisting of a multi-body model, a finite element model of a child's head, an injury database, and a children's behavior model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th IASTED International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Engineering, ACSE 2010
Pages159-166
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event6th IASTED International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Engineering, ACSE 2010 - Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Duration: 15 Mar 201017 Mar 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 6th IASTED International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Engineering, ACSE 2010

Conference

Conference6th IASTED International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Engineering, ACSE 2010
CountryEgypt
CitySharm El Sheikh
Period15/03/1017/03/10

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Keywords

  • Hazard identification
  • Impact biomechanics
  • Injury prevention
  • Interdisciplinary applications of computer science and engineering

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Koizumi, Y., Nishida, Y., Motomura, Y., Miyazaki, Y., & Mizoguchi, H. (2010). Biomechanical simulation of potential injury risk based on bodygraphic injury data and product usage data. In Proceedings of the 6th IASTED International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Engineering, ACSE 2010 (pp. 159-166). (Proceedings of the 6th IASTED International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Engineering, ACSE 2010).