SHI to Exhibit at Association of Canadian Ergonomists Conference

August 31, 2018
SantosHuman Inc. is excited to announce that we will have a booth in the exhibitors’ hall at the Conference for the Association of Canadian Ergonomists on October 16-17 in Sudbury, Ontario. Stop by and let’s discuss how our predictive human-in-the-loop solutions can assist you in your efforts to make the world a safer place to work.

Link: Association of Canadian Ergonomists News and Events

Santos Warfighter Program Welcomes SPAWAR Atlantic

July 31, 2018

SantosHuman Inc. is proud to welcome Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Systems Center Atlantic (SPAWAR Atlantic) to its Santos Warfighter Program, which provides the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) with access to Santos technologies at a significant reduction in cost. This program exists in recognition that the DoD has provided over 60 percent of the more than $50 million in externally funded research in digital human modeling and simulation at the University of Iowa, which has continued from 2003 through today.

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CBJ Interviews SantosHuman Inc.

Featured in the Corridor Business Journal

July 10, 2018
The Corridor Business Journal recently interviewed SantosHuman CEO Steve Beck. The resulting article provides a good explanation of the problems we solve for manufacturers. Read it to learn more:

University of Michigan-Dearborn Racing Adopts SantosHuman Inc. Technology for Improving Race Car Design

July 3, 2018
In July 2018, the University of Michigan-Dearborn Racing team will begin using the Santos® predictive human modeling capabilities from SantosHuman Inc. (SHI) to improve driver performance with the interface of its Formula SAE® racecar. Santos® technologies are provided to institutions of higher education and research in the USA through the Santos® University Program which provides free access to state-of-the-art digital human modeling software.

“The software provides the team with the ability to optimize driver performance virtually to avoid the trial and error approach typically used to address operator-centric elements in design,” said Steve Beck, President and CEO of SantosHuman Inc.

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Santos ® Lite Workshop at the KIN@50 Conference

April 6, 2018
The KIN@50 Conference, a kinesiology conference at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada is hosting a workshop on SantosHuman Inc’s predictive digital human modeling tool, Santos ® Lite. “Innovations in Ergonomics—an intro to digital human modeling using Santos”, has been developed, and will be led, by Prof. Steven Fischer, a Registered Kinesiologist and Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist. Workshop attendees will receive a coupon providing one year of access to Santos Lite.

SHI Welcomes Nipissing University

February 19, 2018

SantosHuman, Inc welcomes Nipissing University’s School of Physical and Health Education to the Santos® University Program. Dr. Aaron Kociolek, Assistant Professor in Biomechanics and Ergonomics, will utilize SantosHuman Inc. (SHI) software in his study of biomechanics and control of the hand. Kociolek is also excited to show students how digital human modeling and virtual reality can be used proactively in the initial design phase of a workplace.

“This proactive approach is a fundamental shift in how we do ergonomics, allowing us to optimize worker efficiency and minimize injury risk before a job actually exists,” – Dr. Aaron Kociolek

Featured in the University of Iowa News

January 4, 2018

The University of Iowa College of Engineering discusses the Santos® University Program in their most recent news article. The program provides US colleges and universities with free access to Santos® technologies for educational and non-commercial efforts.

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Brock University Becomes a SantosHuman Worker Safety Research Partner

December 19, 2017
The Santos Institute welcomes Brock University to the Santos University Program. The Santos University Program provides Brock University with an additional virtual human resource to enhance and expand the university’s high-fidelity workplace simulations.

“SantosHuman has emerged as a world leader in digital human modeling, and the power of this technology is an innovative step forward for the Ergonomics profession,” said Michael Holmes, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at Brock University.

Click here to read more on the integration of Santos® technologies at Brock University.

Ariens Company to Use SantosHuman Software

December 18, 2017
SantosHuman Inc. is pleased to welcome Ariens Company, manufacturer of gas-powered snow and lawn equipment, to its growing list of global clients. Ariens is using SantosHuman’s first-of-its-kind predictive human simulation software to optimize the usability and safety of its equipment.

2017 Altair Technology Conference

October 2, 2017

SantosHuman, Inc will be attending the Altair Technology Conference this year in Detroit Michigan on October 9th and 10th.  The 2017 Americas ATC East will showcase Altair’s innovations in simulation technology, including Santos® Pro.  The SHI booth will also be available in the Atwater Lounge in the Cobo Conference Center, feel free to stop by for questions and to check out what our team is currently working on.

We hope to see you there.

New Webinar – Designing for Occupant Safety Envelopes

September 28, 2017
New Webinar is available now! Come watch a Santos® webinar on the use of Santos® Technologies to evaluate risk of injury from impact due to flailing. Available on the Atlair partner site.

Want to learn more? Contact us.

SHI Welcomes the University of Ontario Institute of Technology

September 14, 2017

SantosHuman, Inc welcomes the University of Ontario Institute of Technology to the Santos® University Program.  Dr. Nicholas La Delfa will collaborate with the Santos® Institute through its Santos® University Program on several educational and research initiatives.

 “I want students to understand the power of digital human modelling and how these approaches can be applied to areas such as ergonomics and human factors.” says La Delfa.

Click on the link below to read more on the integration of Santos® technologies at the University of Ontario:

SHI Welcomes DSO National Laboratories

August 22, 2017

SantosHuman Inc. (SHI) is pleased to welcome DSO National Laboratories to its growing list of global companies that use both Santos® Pro and Santos® ETOWL.  SHI’s clients include some of the most highly recognized companies in the world from industries spanning heavy construction, aerospace, automotive, lawn and garden, engineering, agriculture, consumer goods, and defense.

Contact to learn how Santos® technologies can assist your company in providing greater customer satisfaction with products that can be brought to market sooner.

SHI’s success is tied directly to your success.  Santos® Pro is one of the many ways in which we strive every day to match state-of-the-art, human-centric, virtual product design and analysis methods, technologies, and resources with client requirements.

SHI Welcomes Oregon State University

August 3, 2017

Oregon State University (OSU) is now working with the Santos® Institute to integrate Santos® technologies into product development courses, including with the introduction of a first-ever DHM course at OSU.

Additional information on Prof. Onan Demirel programs, publications and current research projects can be found at & at

Contact the Santos® Institute at for more information and to participate in the Santos® University Program.

The Future of Making

July 25, 2017
Congratulations to Tom Wujec, Autodesk Fellow, Adjunct Professor at Singularity University, and multiple TED Conference speaker on his new book, “The Future of Making” which features a 7 page exposé on the use of Hand Modeling at Procter & Gamble (P&G), highlighting the use of Santos® technologies.

SantosHuman Inc. (SHI) and P&G have collaborated on the development of a sophisticated predictive hand grasp model that continues since 2012 and Prof. Wujec’s book features Lauren Banzhaf and her ground breaking work at P&G.

EDITORS NOTE: An excerpt from “The Future of Making”, by Tom Wujec, covering the work Procter & Gamble is doing with the Santos® Predictive Hand Model is now available for free download here.

Special thanks to the publishers, Melcher Media; Autodesk Fellow, Tom Wujec; and Procter & Gamble; for providing this high-quality excerpt and the permission to make it available free of charge.

“The Future of Making”, by Tom Wujec can be purchased here.

16th Annual Society of Concurrent Product Development Conference

May 22, 2017

We are excited to announce SHI will be attending and presenting at the 16th Annual Society of Concurrent Product Development Conference held at the 3M Innovation Center in Maplewood, MN. Steve Beck, president and CEO of Santos Human Inc., will be presenting, “Predictive Human Models for Human-Centric Product Design”,  providing an overview of the Santos® 1st-principles-based approach to predicting human performance and physical behavior as a foundation for truly human-centric design.

We would love to connect if you are planning on attending.

Santos at the HFE TAG Conference

May 16, 2017

Santos Human Inc. will be presenting, “Big Data and Digital Human Models”, at the HFE TAG (Human Factors Engineering Technical Advisory Group) Conference in Atlantic City, NJ on Wednesday, May 24th. The conference will be discussing how to handle new sources of human and system performance data to answer the questions; What do we do with the data once we have access? And, do we have the tools and expertise to make meaningful decisions?

We hope to see you there.

More information found in the link below:

New Exposure Assessment Methods in Ergonomics

May 12, 2017

Dr. Carisa Harris-Adamson, Assistant Professor at the Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine at UCSF and Director of Ergonomics Research & Graduate Training at UCSF/UC Berkeley, will be hosting a 2-day course on the latest updates, techniques and tools to assess physical exposures in the workplace.  Participants will gain practical experience using the latest tools and techniques for assessment of exposure to risk and interpreting the results through seminars and hands-on workshops.

One of the guest instructors, Dr. Jim Potvin (Emer. Prof., McMaster University and SantosHuman Inc. Technical Advisor), will be providing a hands-on workshop demonstrating his Arm Force Field Method through the use of Santos® ProLite, and the Santos® AFF Plug-In.

Altair Partner Spotlight

April 24, 2017
We are excited to announce that SantosHuman, Inc has been selected for a Partner Spotlight from our strategic partner Altair. Steve Beck, the president and CEO of SantosHuman, Inc, goes into detail about the development, benefits, and applications for one of our flagship products, Santos® Pro.

SHI Welcomes the University of California Berkeley

April 4, 2017

The Santos® Institute welcomes the University of California Berkeley to the Santos University Program. The University will be integrating the Santos® technologies into its teaching curriculum and research programs. Through the Santos® University Program, UCSF/UC Berkeley obtains access to state of the art digital human modeling and simulation tools that will be used to solve difficult workplace and tool design challenges.

Contact the Santos® Institute at for more information and to participate in the Santos® University Program.

NDIA: Human Systems Conference

March 2, 2017

We are excited to announce that SantosHuman, Inc will be presenting at the Human Systems Conference for the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) this year on March 7th – 8th, 2017. If you are planning on attending, we hope to see you there.

Santos® Technologies Webinar

January 24, 2017

As part of the recently announced Altair | SantosHuman Inc. Hyperworks Partnership, SHI provided an Introduction to Santos Technologies webinar on January 31st, 2017. A recording of this webinar is available here.​

SantosHuman Inc. | Altair Strategic Alliance

January 18, 2017

SantosHuman Inc. is excited to announce Altair to its growing list of strategic partners. Santos® Pro has been added to Altair’s list of available solutions.

UWaterloo and SHI Partner to Educate Next Generation

December 7, 2016

The University of Waterloo in Canada and SantosHuman Inc. are partnering in order to educate the next generation of engineers and ergonomists. Through the use of state of the art virtual human performance simulation, this next generation will be educated in optimizing human performance and well-being in the workplace. Santos® technology will be used as a teaching tool for upper-level students interested in ergonomics at the University of Waterloo. This will enable students to apply human simulation-based analyses to estimate important metrics of interest when evaluating the design and layout of products and workspaces.

The Arm Force Field Method Paper will be Published in Applied Ergonomics in March 2017

November 29, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Nick La Delfa and Dr. Jim Potvin (Prof. Emer., McMasters University), whose Arm Force Field method paper will be published in Applied Ergonomics in March 2017 but is now available online.

The ‘Arm Force Field’ method, accessible through Santos® Pro and Lite via the AFF Plug-in, is the most accurate and most extensively validated method of predicting manual arm force available today.

SHI to Showcase at Innovation Expo 2016

October 24, 2016

The Innovation Expo 2016 will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cedar Rapids Convention Complex this Wednesday, October 26th.

This event features over 100 entrepreneurs and inventors to talk with you about their Iowa businesses in a convention-like setting.

We’ll be there at our booth during the Entrepreneur Showcase from 4:30pm to 7:00pm so stop by and say hello.

The Arm Force Field Method is Critical to your Industry

August 29, 2016
The most accurate and extensively validated method of predicting exposure to risk of injury for tasks involving manual arm strength available today is called the Arm Force Field (AFF).  This method is now available through the Santos® AFF Plug-In and for a limited time, $960 provides a 1 year license of Santos® Lite bundled with the Santos® AFF Plug-In.

Santos® Lite now comes bundled with the AFF Plug-in

August 24, 2016

The bundled packaged provides the user with a basic set of Santos® state of the art human modeling and simulation technologies with the only existing means of accessing the most accurate and extensively validated method of predicting exposure to risk of injury for any activity involving manual arm strength available today.

SHI Featured in Enterprise IOWA

July 26, 2016

SantosHuman® Inc. has been featured in the latest issue of the Enterprise IOWA Newsletter.Discussed in the article is the recent release of our newest product, the Santos® Arm’s Force Field plug-in module. The AFF® Plug-In is the only product on the market that tends to the need for integrated and linked models that help address more complex problems.

New Avatar Capabilities

July 20, 2016

SantosHuman is working with a potential partner to see if Santos®-compatible avatars can effectively and efficiently be provided from a massive and very well-known anthropometric database. The accompanying clip shows initial testing of a prototype avatar using basic Santos® capabilities.

Follow us on our social media websites for further developments on this and other capabilities and contact to see how SantosHuman Inc., and its products can assist your team.

Santos® Pro provided free to educational institutions in the United States

July 19, 2016

SantosHuman Inc. (SHI) will be providing Santos® Pro free to educational institutions in the United States following the delivery of GruntSim® to the United Stated Marine Corps.

Contact the Santos® Institute at today.

Santos® Arm Force Field (AFF) available today

July 18, 2016

The Santos® Arm Force Field (AFF) plug-in module provides access to the most accurate method for predicting manual arm strength (MAS) available today.

Also mentioned in The Univeristy of Iowa news article “Need a Hand? SantosHuman, Inc. Releases Cutting-Edge Arm Module.”

PREMUS 2016 Conference in Toronto, Canada

June 21, 2016

On June 20-23, 2016, PREMUS, the 9th International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders, is taking place in Toronto, Canada.

A variety of professionals, including scientists, researchers, and ergonomists, come together to discuss their shared interests in understanding the causes and prevalence work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

Santos® Pro Experience

June 20, 2016

A proof-of-concept interactive guide into Santos® Pro, Santos® Pro Experience, is available at Santos Pro Experience.

Developed to be a foundational platform for human-centric, virtual product design and analysis, Santos® Pro is a highly flexible and feature-rich environment which can provide solutions for any digital human modeling requirement. However, as with any feature-rich application, providing new or casual users with a contextual, introductory overview of the many capabilities and features available within Santos® Pro is a significant challenge.

The Santos® Institute is making its Proof-of-Concept effort, “The Santos® Pro Experience”, available for your review and feedback.  In addition, feel free to invite friends and colleagues to experiment with it as well.  The more feedback received, the better (and more useful) this experience will be.

Virtual Reality Gets Real with SantosHuman Inc. Predictive Models and Worldviz VR Development System

April 18, 2016

WorldViz and SantosHuman Inc. (SHI) have begun co-development to integrate SHI predictive models into the Worldviz VR development platform, enabling users to rapidly develop virtual reality applications that accurately reflect and predict human physical performance and interactions with virtual objects and environments.

Santos® Featured in the Huffington Post

March 25, 2016

Dr. Karim Abdel-Malek, professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Iowa and co-creator of Santos® was interviewed by The Huffington Post regarding the Virtual Soldier Research (VSR) program at the university.

“The software has the ability to be used in almost any industry: fashion design, automobile manufacturing, athletics, ergonomics, etc.,” said Dr. Karium Abdel-Malek.

Santos® Deploys to the Netherlands

March 11, 2016

SantosHuman Inc. (SHI) and the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)  have begun the first phase in a planned multi-phase program designed to assist TNO in achieving their goals of reducing Warfighter injury associated with carrying too much heavy and bulky equipment as well as enhancing Warfighter performance and interaction with equipment.

Santos® Technologies Featured in The Ergonomist

October 5, 2015

SantosHuman’s capabilities were recently featured in April 2015 edition of The Ergonomist, a monthly magazine by the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors which features individuals and companies who work in fields related to ergonomics and human factors.

New Version of Santos® Pro Now Available – Changes Included

October 2, 2015

Due to upcoming Santos® Technology-related products, the Digital Human Modeling & Simulation environment that contains all existing capabilities that continue to be developed since 2003 (formerly Santos®) is now called Santos® Pro.

Detroit Engineering Products (DEP) chooses Santos®

September 17, 2015

Detroit Engineering Products (DEP) has chosen to showcase the capabilities in Santos®, one of SantosHuman Inc.’s products, at their 2015 Conclave, Advanced Optimization Technologies for Rapid Product Development.

SantosHuman Inc. continues its support of the Naval Post Graduate School (Monterey, CA) in 2015

September 1, 2015

SantosHuman Inc. (SHI) has been providing the Naval Post Graduate School (NPS) with assistance in its courses on Digital Human Modeling and Simulation since 2012. This semester’s course, MV4501 Simulation Application Practicum, provides students with extensive laboratory experience applying simulations to address a defense capability gap using simulation-based systems.

Santos® Now Includes Precision Grasping

August 11, 2015

As a result of ongoing efforts with one of SantosHuman’s significant research partners, Santos® now has capabilities that include full integration and coupling its predictive models for whole-body posture and precision grasping. Improvements in the algorithms used to couple autonomous posture prediction with precision grasping were also achieved. The next Phase in the development of advanced grasping prediction capabilities as outlined in a comprehensive, multi-year, road map with this research partner is being planned now and expected to begin soon.

SantosHuman Inc. Celebrates its 7th Anniversary

July 28, 2015

Founded on July 28th, 2008, SantosHuman Inc. celebrates its 7th anniversary today.

Santos® Motion Capture

July 7, 2015

In addition to various capabilities for physics-based prediction of dynamic human motion and posture, SantosHuman Inc. (SHI) is also providing new solutions for easily processing motion-capture data.

Santos® Technologies Featured on the Official U.S. Navy Website

June 8, 2015

One of SantosHuman’s products, ETOWL® was recently featured in an article on the Office of Naval Research Science of Technology website.

SHI Integrates Santos® in Politecnico de Milano Curriculum

April 18, 2014

In early 2012, SantosHuman, Inc. (SHI) began working with Politecnico de Milano in Milan, Italy to integrate Santos® into their design curriculum. Politecnico de Milano is one of the most outstanding technical universities in Europe.

SHI Provides Santos® Demos at West Point

March 12, 2014

On March 5th, SantosHuman, Inc (SHI) provided demonstrations of key Santos® capabilities relevant to Cadets and their instructor in the Anthropometrics and Biomechanics class at The United States Military Academy, West Point, NY.

Client Uses Santos® Automotive Assembly Line Capabilities

June 16, 2012

Santos® automotive assembly line capabilities helped out one of our partners to continue to move forward in the field of ergonomics. This is just one of the many capabilities of our digital human modeling (DHM) software.