Available human models

CHARM

The Collaborative Human Advanced Research Models (CHARM) are computational models developed by the Wayne State University Bioengineering Center and the Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA). WSU and Toyota have teamed up on a four-and-a-half-year study to develop human body finite element (FE) models for children (10-year-old) and senior females (70-year-old) so that engineers can account for differences in their body characteristics when designing vehicle safety systems. The study aims to close the gap between current safety testing and the actual injuries sustained by these two vulnerable populations, ultimately reducing injuries to all occupants regardless of age.

WSU Bioengineering Center team members