When designing a technology, one of the greatest challenges is to understand how the human body will respond to using it. Elemance licenses finite element models that accurately reproduce the human body’s response to real-life circumstances, greatly expanding the ability of researchers and product designers to address potential challenges.
In 2006, a global effort to advance crash safety technology, the Global Human Body Model Consortium (GHBMC), was founded. This international collaboration resulted in the original suite of human body models, now licensable through Elemance. The creation of Elemance helped to expand the application of the models by making the family of GHBMC models available to any researcher, whether in industry or academia.
At Elemance, we believe that giving deeper insight to how the human body behaves can improve the safety of technologies. We also believe that safety research should reflect a wide range of the population, so we continue to develop a family of models that represent a range of ages, sexes and sizes to help create technologies and procedures that take all types of people into account.
As the specificity and range of models has expanded, Elemance has also expanded its offerings to help R&D groups and individuals assess their designs in a detailed and accurate way through our team of biomechanics experts. Wherever technology touches a human, we want to be there to make sure that human is safe.
Developing Tools To Prevent and Reduce Injury
Behind every project that Elemance undertakes is the drive to protect human lives and prevent injuries. Our team of biomechanics experts uses their experience in injury biomechanics and finite element analysis to provide human body modeling tools with the greatest accuracy in predicting injury that can be applied to a wide range of industries.
MEET THE TEAM
Our biomechanics experts bring their knowledge and experience to the development and support of the GHBMC human body models, as well as the engineering services we offer to our clients.
Joel Stitzel, PhD
Scott Gayzik, PhD
Matthew Davis, PhD
Chief Operating Officer
Derek Jones, PhD
VP of Engineering Services
James Gaewsky, PhD
Zach Hostetler, PhD
Elizabeth Carlson, MS
Sarah Stitzel, MS
Sales & Licensing Manager
Nolan Norton, PhD
Alex Kalmar-Gonzalo, BS
Drew DiSerafino, BS
Sarah Crimmins, MS
Jeremy Schap, BS
Tanner Filben, PhD
Elemance’s Global Roots and Global Reach
The GHBMC brought together the resources and expertise of 10 automakers and suppliers and seven universities to advance human body modeling technologies. By consolidating world-wide research into crash simulation, the GHBMC created a family of validated virtual human body models that are incredibly detailed and able to predict tissue-specific injuries with great accuracy. Each region of these virtual human body models were developed by researchers from institutions specializing in that specific body region, giving the models a great depth of expertise.
The result of this international collaboration was a family of 13 human body models with both detailed and simplified versions of a variety of ages, sexes and sizes in multiple postures.
The Center for Injury Biomechanics at Wake Forest School of Medicine serves as the integration center for the GHBMC, led by Joel Stitzel, PhD, and Scott Gayzik, PhD. In 2014, Stitzel and Gayzik founded Elemance out of the GHBMC as a way to provide access to these state-of-the-art human body models to non-GHBMC members. Elemance became the sole distributor of the GHBMC family of models.
While the GHBMC was created with the express purpose of advancing crash simulations, Elemance brings the same technology to simulations across a wide range of applications and industries in order to prevent and reduce injuries.
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