We deal with computer modeling of the human body

And also its interaction with the environment. It is used to prevent injuries in transport, healthcare, and sports and to optimize therapy in medicine.



We deal with injury prediction using virtual biomechanical models.


  • Development of human models, including the "Virthuman" model
  • Case and parametric studies, injury prediction
  • Accident reconstruction
  • Safety of future mobility


  • Muscle-skeletal model of the human body
  • Complex model of the shoulder joint
  • Detailed hand model
  • Gait analysis


  • Interaction of the human body and medical equipment
  • Prediction of injuries during childbirth, the effect of forceps and vacuum device, manual perineal protection
  • Lower limb prosthesis optimization


  • Kistler 9286BA portable power boards up to 10kN (600mm x 400mm)
  • Commercial PC software: VPS, Ansys (advantages of both software: deformable FEM models, characterization of soft tissue properties, performing appropriate measurements) AnyBody Modeling System (advantages: bone shapes based on MRI and CT, real anatomy and physiology of joints, an active model with consideration of muscle attachments and trajectories)
  • Custom PC software: Virthuman (VPS module) - advantages: MBS model with deformable segments, anthropometric and age scaling, simple positioning, fully validated, multipurpose use, injury prediction based on EuroNCAP





The offer of the HBM department

  • Prediction and analysis of tissue load and injury in impact scenarios and medical applications
  • Prediction of birth injuries based on virtual models and assessment of the impact of the intervention (obstetrician intervention)
  • Analysis of postural balance, walking, jumping, etc.
  • Injury prevention and performance analysis in sport
  • Calculation of muscle activity in the prescribed movement

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Examples of our services:

  • Numerical analyzes of the effect of an impact on the human body, including an assessment of the existence of injuries (crash tests, traffic accidents)
  • Musculoskeletal analysis of human body load
  • Product optimization from the point of view of stress and safety (design and testing of personal protective equipment)


  • Automotive industry and transport (crash tests, accident analyzes)
  • Sport (injury prevention, performance prediction, optimization of protective equipment)
  • Healthcare (prosthetics, optimization of procedures in medicine)


Current, selected projects - HBM

Pelvic floor disorder prevention, Program INTERREG Bavaria – Czech Republic 2021-2027 - co-funded by the European Union, 01.07.2023 – 30.06.2026, project number BYCZ01-014_3PD

The goal of the project is the development and implementation of a modular non-invasive system for the prevention of pelvic floor disorders in order to improve individual quality of life and reduce the burden on the healthcare system. 

Virtual models for optimization of medical training, Cross-border cooperation program the Czech Republic - Free State of Bavaria, EUS objective 2014-2020, 1.7.2021 - 31.12.2022, project no. 337

The major goal of the project is to improve a virtual model of the pelvic floor and to develop a motion feedback system. These will then be combined to create a training tool for obstetricians and midwives.

Obstetrics 2.0 - Virtual Models for Injury Prevention During Childbirth, Cross-border Cooperation Program Czech Republic - Free State of Bavaria, EUS Objective 2014 - 2020, 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2020, project no. 182

The main aim of this project is to optimize manual perineal protection (MPP) as a method that decreases injury risk during childbirth.

Virtual Human Model for the Prevention, Therapy, and Rehabilitation of Shoulder Complex Pathologies - Cross-Border Cooperation Program Czech Republic - Free State of Bavaria, EUS Objective 2014 - 2020, 1.10.2016 - 31.9.2019, project no. 38.

The main aim of this project is to find new methods of prevention, diagnosis, therapy, and rehabilitation of shoulder complex pathologies.

HCENAT - Naturalness in Human Cognitive Enhancement, Norwegian funds, 2014 - 2017.

The project builds up a new international research partnership in the field of Human Cognitive Enhancement (HCE) and it will provide clear and accessible HCE-related analysis, guidelines, and directions for policymakers, stakeholders, HCE engineers and consumers. Its goal is to create a philosophically grounded, open and transparent framework for the description, assessment, and forecast of acceptability of HCE systems in public space and by society, as well as for HCE governance issues. 


Rerearch team


Ing. Jan Vychytil Ph.D.

Team Leader

+420 377 634 838


Mgr. Gabriela Straková

Team Administrator

+420 377 634 823