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The Influence of Seat-Back and Head-Restraint Properties on the Head-Neck Motion During Rear-Impact

Mats Y. Svensson (Institutionen för personskadeprevention) ; Per Lövsund (Institutionen för personskadeprevention) ; Yngve Håland ; Stefan Larsson
Accident Analysis and Prevention Vol. 28 (1996), 2, p. 221-227.
[Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig]

The influence of different seat properties on the head-neck motion during a low-velocity rear-end impact was tested using a Hybrid III-dummy fitted with a modified neck (RID-neck). The results show that by modifying the properties of the seat-back and head-restraint it is possible to influence the head-neck kinematics to a great extent. It was possible to virtually eliminate the neck extension motion during a rear-impact. This will hopefully result in a significant decrease in neck injury risk in real world rear-impacts.

Nyckelord: Whiplash Injury, Neck Injury, Rear Impact, Head restraint,

PMID: 8703280 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Denna post skapades 2010-03-02. Senast ändrad 2015-01-27.
CPL Pubid: 116993


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Institutionen för personskadeprevention (1900-2003)



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