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  • At Fraunhofer EMI, research expertise concerning 3D printing lies in the area of metal materials. But within the Medical goes Additive initiative “3D Printing fights Corona” and due to interdepartmental collaboration, EMI was able to print 3D face-shield holders out of plastic and donated 71 of them to the Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe which plans to use them for training purposes. The completed face shields were ceremonially handed over in front of the Mobility goes Additive (MGA) office in Berlin on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

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    Biological organisms, whether plants, animals or even humans, are repeatedly exposed to extraordinary stress and shock situations, which we have to recover from. If, for example, one takes a closer look at the immune system of such a biological organism, then it possesses exactly the properties that are collectively referred to as resilience. A disorder, e.g. in the form of a virus, is detected and immediately measures are taken to actively counteract it. A closer look at such processes reveals a multitude of attributes of a system that contribute to its overall resilience.

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  • Up to now, virtual human body models have mainly been applied in applications where clothing does not play a significant role, e.g., car-to-car or car-to-pedestrian simulations. In defense applications on the contrary, it is of primary concern to protect the human body against all life-threatening forces that the wearer may get exposed to. The Human Body Dynamics team of Fraunhofer EMI has developed a method to put on a soft ballistic vest to a virtual human body model (GHBMC M50) in a standing posture.

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