Swimming movement of human being is quite distinctive compared to those of the other aquatic animals. Taking such peculiarity into account, the authors recently have developed a simulation model “SWUM” to simulate the human swimming. In this paper, the simulation model itself is firstly described. Next, several examples of applications of the model are presented in order to demonstrate the usefulness of the model. Finally, ongoing research projects are introduced to explain the future tasks for the model.
2010 Society of Aero Aqua Bio-mechanisms