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Application of Postured Human Model for Sar Measurements : Volume 11, Issue 23 (04/07/2013)

By Vuchkovikj, M.

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Title: Application of Postured Human Model for Sar Measurements : Volume 11, Issue 23 (04/07/2013)  
Author: Vuchkovikj, M.
Volume: Vol. 11, Issue 23
Language: English
Subject: Science, Advances, Radio
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection, Copernicus GmbH
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Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
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Munteanu, I., Weiland, T., & Vuchkovikj, M. (2013). Application of Postured Human Model for Sar Measurements : Volume 11, Issue 23 (04/07/2013). Retrieved from

Description: Graduate School of Computational Engineering, TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany. In the last two decades, the increasing number of electronic devices used in day-to-day life led to a growing interest in the study of the electromagnetic field interaction with biological tissues. The design of medical devices and wireless communication devices such as mobile phones benefits a lot from the bio-electromagnetic simulations in which digital human models are used.

The digital human models currently available have an upright position which limits the research activities in realistic scenarios, where postured human bodies must be considered. For this reason, a software application called BodyFlex for CST STUDIO SUITE was developed. In its current version, this application can deform the voxel-based human model named HUGO (Dipp GmbH, 2010) to allow the generation of common postures that people use in normal life, ensuring the continuity of tissues and conserving the mass to an acceptable level. This paper describes the enhancement of the BodyFlex application, which is related to the movements of the forearm and the wrist of a digital human model.

One of the electromagnetic applications in which the forearm and the wrist movement of a voxel based human model has a significant meaning is the measurement of the specific absorption rate (SAR) when a model is exposed to a radio frequency electromagnetic field produced by a mobile phone. Current SAR measurements of the exposure from mobile phones are performed with the SAM (Specific Anthropomorphic Mannequin) phantom which is filled with a dispersive but homogeneous material. We are interested what happens with the SAR values if a realistic inhomogeneous human model is used. To this aim, two human models, a homogeneous and an inhomogeneous one, in two simulation scenarios are used, in order to examine and observe the differences in the results for the SAR values.

Application of postured human model for SAR measurements

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