1993-03-01

A Computer Graphics Interface Specification for Studying Humans, Vehicles and Their Environment 930903

This paper describes a general purpose computer graphics interface for performing detailed two- and three-dimensional studies involving the dynamic response of humans and vehicles during the pre-crash, crash and post-crash phases of a motor vehicle accident. Specifications are provided for human, vehicle and environment models which can be constructed and analyzed using the interface. The requirements of analysis methods which may be incorporated into the interface are examined, and several examples are provided. Finally, the paper illustrates how the interface is used for creating high-level animations to view the resulting human and/or vehicle motion on various output devices such as computer displays, printers, plotters and video tape recorders.

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