Length and Circumference Assessment of Body Parts – The Creation of Easy-To-Use Predictive Formulas

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49th International Conference on Environmental Systems

The Virtual Habitat project (V-HAB) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) aims to develop a dynamic simulation environment for life support systems (LSS). Within V-HAB a dynamic human model interacts with the LSS by relevant metabolic inputs and outputs based on internal, environmental and operational factors. The human model is separated into five sub-models (called layers) representing metabolism, respiration, thermoregulation, water balance and digestion. The Wissler Thermal Model was converted in 2015/16 from Fortran to C#, introducing a more modularized structure and standalone graphical user interface (GUI). While previous effort was conducted in order to make the model in its current accepted version available in V-HAB, present work is focusing on the rework of the passive system. As part of this rework an extensive assessment of human body measurements and their dependency on a low number of influencing parameters was performed using the body measurements of 3982 humans (1774 men and 2208 women) in order to create a set of easy-to-use predictive formulas for the calculation of length and circumference measurements of various body parts.

Jan Weber, Lehrstuhl für Raumfahrttechnik, Technische Universität (TU) München, Germany
ICES513: Computational Modeling for Human Health and Performance Analysis
The 49th International Conference on Environmental Systems was held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on 07 July 2019 through 11 July 2019.
Thermal Modelling, Human Model, Wissler Thermal Model