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Articulated Total Body (ATB) papers

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:51 pm
by MSI
The following are papers by McHenry on the Articulated Total Body (ATB) program.
  • from the McHenry Software Website ATB page
Head Injury Criterion and the ATB
  • By Brian G. McHenry ©McHenry Software, Inc.
    Presented Sept 29, 2004 at the 2004 ATB USERS' CONFERENCE
    • ABSTRACT :This paper presents background on head injuries, head injury criterion and the use of the ATB in research and litigation to simulate occupant motions and calculate the head injury criterion.
      Also available in html format
Occupant Kinematics in Forensics: Evaluating the Appropriateness and Applicability of an ATB Application
  • By Brian G. McHenry ©McHenry Software, Inc.
    Presented April 25, 2002 at the 2002 ATB USERS' CONFERENCE
    • ABSTRACT: Since the advent of the PC and the availability of PC versions of the ATB computer program, the ATB has been frequently encountered as an accident reconstruction tool used for demonstrative purposes in litigation matters. This presentation will include discussion and presentation of some of the types of applications encountered. The presentation will also include discussion of the appropriateness and applicability of the ATB to specific forensic investigations.
      Also available in html format
Additional information:
  • What is the ATB?
    Where can I obtain the ATB?
    CVS/ATB Occupant Simulation Model
    • The CVS/ATB (Crash Victim Simulator/ AAMRL Articulated Total Body Model) was developed by Calspan Corp.and J&J Technologies, Inc. Orchard Park, NY 14127 (716-662-4294) for the Armstrong Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory Wright Patterson Air Force Base under Contracts F33615-75C-5002,-78C-0516 and -80C-05117 and also for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Under Contracts FH-11-7592, HS-053-2-485, HS-6-01300 and HS-6-01410.
      Program Documentation: NHTSA Report Nos. DOT-HS-801-507 through 510 (Formerly Calspan Report No. ZQ-5180-L-1) available from NTIS (Accession nos. PB-241692,3,4 and 5), Appendixes A-J to the above (available from Calspan) and Report Nos. AMRL-TR-75-14 (NTIS no. AD-A014 816), AFAMRL-TR-80-14 (NTIS no. AD-A088 029), and AFAMRL-TR-83-073 (NTIS no. AD-B079 184). AAMRL-TR-88-007 (NTIS no. AD-A197 940), AAMRL-TR-88-009 (NTIS NO. AD-A198 726), AAMRL-TR-88-043 (NTIS NO. AD-A203 566).

Re: Articulated Total Body (ATB) papers

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:01 pm
by MSI
A NY Times article today is a good demonstration of why you should not try to use ATB in individual case reconstructions (a point made in the papers cited above)
July 7, 2015 Same B.M.I., Very Different Beach Body
which begins:
  • The illustrations here were created from scans of six people, who were all 5 feet 9 inches tall and 172 pounds. This means that though their bodies look very different, they all have exactly the same body mass index, or B.M.I. At 25.4, technically each of them could be considered overweight. (By the most common definition people with a B.M.I. over 25 are overweight and those with a B.M.I. over 30 are considered obese.)
Due to the major differences in muscle and bone density of individuals the ATB should not be used for individual case reconstructions!
See the full article The below illustrations were created from scans of real people by New York City based startup Body Labs, which creates 3-D body models to help companies create clothing and other wearable products that fit just right. For each person the number labeled V is their body's volume, or the amount of fluid that would fill a container the same size as their body, in liters.BodyLabs [attachment=0]bmi.jpg[/attachment]