Santos is a digital human model developed by the Virtual Soldier Research team in the University of Iowa College of Engineering. Santos is used to conduct human factors studies in design for numerous real-world applications including the military, manufacturing, sports and other domains.

Santos, unlike other digital human simulation solutions, acts intelligently and autonomously to allow humans to safely and effectively understand human performance and response in many scenarios.

With applications like Santos, the VSR team seeks to advance the state of the art in human modeling and simulation by conducting research in areas where The University of Iowa can add significant value. This dedication to meaningful interaction and contribution is yet one more example of engagement at Iowa.