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Harmonic vibration and shock can create health problem in long term especially in heavy duty machineries such as bus, truck, agricultural tractor and mine excavators. People are interested in remove this undesirable vibration by seat suspension systems. In design of seat suspension biodynamic models are necessary, and having that can help to researchers to predict human body behavior. Artificial neural network is a new computation method which is good for this purpose. In this study, an artificial neural network model was established based on experimental data to represent response of spine to the vertical vibration. The accuracy of this model is high (over 90%) in comparison to previous models like as lumped or finite elements models. Also, weight and height are considered in this model as inputs. Achieved bio dynamic ANN model can be used in other research purpose such as seat suspension optimization or adaptive seat suspension control systems.