Humanetics Innovative Solutions Partners With SATT Conectus Alsace
Partnership built around distributing Strasbourg University Finite Element Head Model - Head Injury Prediction Tool, developed by the University of Strasbourg.
February 21, 2019
Humanetics announces an agreement with SATT Conectus Alsace, the technology transfer affiliate of the University of Strasbourg, to serve as a global distributor for the Strasbourg University Finite Element Head Model (SUFEHM). SUFEHM is a detailed human head model developed by Strasbourg University for use in predicting head injury. As a result of this new partnership, the SUFEHM will now be available worldwide in all key markets.
SUFEHM is primarily used in automotive applications for assessing vehicle crash safety, but has also been used in other development activities, most notably for helmet design for motorcycle, bicycle and military use. It is viewed as a leading virtual proxy of the human head, having been validated to numerous impact conditions and fitted with relevant tissue level brain injury criteria. Euro NCAP is currently evaluating the advanced head injury criteria calculated by SUFEHM Box for inclusion into its assessment protocol.
“Humanetics is excited for the opportunity to partner with Strasbourg University to promote and support this innovative product in all major markets around the world,” Christopher O’Connor, president and CEO of Humanetics, says. “SUFEHM greatly complements our current product portfolio and furthers our mission toward reducing the severity of injuries and ultimately eliminating automotive crash related fatalities. We appreciate Strasbourg University for entrusting Humanetics with this life-saving, critical tool.”
SUFEHM is available from Humanetics with the head model attached to a finite element dummy model or in a desktop application called SUFEHM Box that runs the model internally based on accelerations entered by the user. Since SUFEHM Box runs the model within the application itself, no finite element user experience is required.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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