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Vulnerability and Lethality (V/L)

FlowChartBlanks1V/L assessment models in the military context are important tools for developing better protection and injury reduction strategies. With the recent availability of detailed virtual human body models, injury causation knowledge and ranking methods, we may see the benefits of these tools in the near future. Recent efforts on developing a V/L model were reported at the Personal Armour Systems Symposium (PASS) in September 2012. A new approach builds upon initiatives by Defence R&D Canada to combine highly detailed human computer models with injury rankings mapped to the model via database queries. Virtual assessments of protective gear or injury reduction can then be explored. Read about the current developments in the 2012 paper…