Human body modelling and monitoring
The department offers analyses of stress and deformation of human body tissues, especially in the domain of response and injuries, using computational systems based on the finite element method (FEM). The department develops proprietary scalable biomechanical models of the human body that are based both on the multi-body system (MBS) and on the FEM which enable the numerical modelling of the behaviour and response of the human body in the case of an impact loading such as in a traffic accident. While the MBS system is suitable for the recording of a shock event, the FEM model allows detailed analyses of the behaviour of the body, predicting potential injuries. The MBS model with muscles can also be used to analyse ergonomics and comfort.
The department also develops algorithms and in-house software (http://sfepy.org) for modelling of materials with complex inner structure and redistribution of mass. They are predominantly, yet not exclusively, biological materials. The technical applications include the modelling and optimization of multi-phase materials, piezo-phononic materials the modelling of which requires the development of homogenization methods and ab-initio calculations of various properties of atoms, molecules, grains, nanocrystals, and other nanostructures.
The department possesses a knowledge and experience base in the development of electronic equipment, software and IT systems (e. g. the development of various, usually microprocessor-controlled, electronic systems for the measurement, control and transmission and processing of data). In the software development domain, the department possesses knowledge and experience in designing and development of multi-platform software for PC (control, data transmission, visualization and analysis etc.) and software for microprocessor systems. The application of these skills permits the department to realize system development from the initial sketch to the functional equipment or system.