The Virtual Soldier Research Program (VSR) conducts basic and applied research and development in the field of human modeling and simulation. Our research is aimed at creating interactive, intelligent, and predictive human models that operate in virtual, physics-based environments. The product from this research is called Santos, a human simulator that is widely used by the US military and industry partners. It is the only physics-based human simulator.
At Virtual Soldier Research (VSR), we develop Santos™, a virtual human who stands at the center of our digital human modeling and simulation research. Our high fidelity, biomechanically accurate musculoskeletal model was developed from the inside out by our team of biomedical engineers, and incorporates 215 degrees of freedom, including the hand, feet, and eyes. The dimensions of the skeleton are mutable, able to represent any anthropometric cross section.