i-bodi Technology

i-bodi Technology is an innovative leader in project research, development and manufacture.  We are specialists in developing bespoke products from customer defined specifications, with particular experience in computer controlled test platforms for CBRN protective clothing and respirator evaluation.

i-bodi  Technology has developed heated and sweating, anthropometrically correct mannequins that can bend, walk and run;  head-forms with soft polymer skins that fully articulate and breathe, can be heated and sweat;  they can have internal cameras for fogging evaluation and can mimic speech.

With over 20 years of industry experience, we specialise in providing intelligent solutions for both industry and large government organisations by developing products from initial concepts through to prototyping and manufacture.

Fogging and Respiratory Simulation System - FARSS

Fogging and Respiratory Simulation System is a computer controlled, sweating, heated head form that has been developed by i-bodi for a UK research agency to evaluate fogging and ice propagation in air crew, military and first  responder respirators.

i-bodi Fogging and Respiratory Simulation System  i-bodi FARS System with Environmental Chamber

Benefits include:

  • Accurate Programmable Sweat Rates
  • Purpose Developed Acuity Screen To Maximise Analysed Area
  • Selectable Sweat Zones
  • Humidified Breathing Machine
  • Intensity And Area of Misting Analysed
  • Highly Accurate Repeatable Testing
  • Variable Breathing Rates
  • Integrated Environmental Chamber

Automated Head Form CBplus - AHFC

i-bodi Technology developed the articulated, carbon composite head form and upper torso, as part of the CBplus Mannequin Technology System on request from a Canadian Government Agency.

i-bodi Automated Head Form CBplus   i-bodi Automated Head Form CBplus in motion

The headform was adapted to run as a portable stand alone system for use in smaller test chambers and temporary environmental analysis tents. It can also be used in conjunction with a Digital Breathing Machine and software, the DBM-01.

Digital Breathing Machine - DBM 01

The DBM-01 has been developed as a stand alone unit with a USB connection to a PC and for use in conjunction with head forms or mannequins to simulate live participant breathing in respirator and hard-wear evaluation studies and similar applications.

i-bodi DBM-01 Digital Breathing Machine Front View i-bodi DBM-01 Digital Breathing Machine

The DBM-01 is purpose built from components to allow external exposure to harsh environments and internal exposure to contaminated air supplies.

Respirator Testing Head Form V2 - RTHF V2

This respirator Testing Head Form has been designed as a test platform for simulating the realistic movements and breathing routines of combat field operatives.  It has been developed to provide fully controllable and repeatable trials with the clear objective of analysing the functionality of respirators.

i-bodi Respirator Testing Head Form – V2 i-bodi Respirator Testing Head Form – V2 with mask

Any combination of movements and breathing patterns can be used, giving the user complete control of any test configuration.

Chemically Resistant Automated Mannequin and Head Form CBplus - CRAM

The CBplus Mannequin Technology System was developed by i-bodi Technology to a specification provided by Defence Research and Development Canada as part of the wider CBplus project. A light weight, chemically resistant, articulated mannequin, capable of performing test sequences comprising of any combination of ten pre-programmed moves for periods of up to six hours in chemically challenging environments.

Chemically Resistant Automated Mannequin Chemically Resistant Automated Mannequin in Uniform

Also included in the mannequin system was an interchangeable carbon composite torso for use in testing body clothing, headwear and respirators.

FASTMAN (Fully Articulated, Anthropometrically Correct, Sweating, Thermo-regulated, Mannequin)

FASTMAN is an anthropometrically designed carbon composite mannequin that has a heated surface and the ability to sweat.  The mannequin is computer controlled and when attached to its’ drive frame it can be made to run and walk at different speeds.

FASTMAN Mannequin FASTMAN Thermo- Regulated, Mannequin

It can also simulate different positions including; sit, stretch, kneel and reach.  The Mannequin, Drive Frame and Transport Trolley have been constructed from a range of materials chosen for their resistance to common threats both simulated and real, as well as cleaning agents.

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