A Virtual Tour With SANTOS, the Virtual Soldier


January 29, 2014 - 12:30pm


University Capitol Centre room 1117

Contact Name: 

Sonia Gunderson

This event is a part of Fulbright Lunch & Learn seminar series. Bring your lunch, and learn from alumni and current grantees about their Fulbright experiences. Presentations will last 20–30 minutes, allowing time for discussion and socializing. All meetings will be held in University Capitol Centre Room 1117.

A Virtual Tour With SANTOS, the Virtual Soldier

Date: Wednesday, January 29, 12:30–1:20 p.m.

Presented by: Karim Abdel–Malek, Professor of Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, Founder and Director of the Virtual Soldier Research Program

The 35–member Virtual Soldier Research team has developed a digital human model—SANTOS—that is so realistic and intelligent that it allows the military and private sector to do research on human performance, then design and test equipment before going to the expense of manufacturing it. The program has received national and international recognition for advancing research in the area of human modeling and simulation. Join us for a virtual tour of SANTOS in a military environment.

This series is co–sponsored by the Iowa Chapter of the Fulbright Association and University of Iowa International Programs. For more information, contact Sonia Gunderson, sonia–gunderson@uiowa.edu.