Low-Speed Rear Impact Sled Tests Involving Human Subjects

Many researchers have made efforts to identify the causation of whiplash associated disorders (WAD) in rear-end collisions. Based on their work, the safety features for rear crash protection have been developed, and also the assessment methodology using BioRID II dummy has been established worldwide. Consequently, the design of passenger car seat has been improved to prevent WAD; however, WAD has been still reported at a very low-speed rear collision in South Korea. The aim of this study is to quantify the dynamic responses of middle-aged Korean males in a low-speed rear impact, and to compare with the results from the previous studies to provide basic resources for further research. Motion analysis shows the major factor that affected the difference in dynamic responses is the size of body. The dummy improvement is needed to be designed to consider smaller occupants than BioRID II. For future studies, various factors such as the posture, seat configuration, and the effect of bracing should be taken into consideration.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 353–356
  • Monograph Title: Annals of Advances in Automotive Medicine. 57th Annual Scientific Conference, Québec City, Canada, September 23-25, 2013
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  • Accession Number: 01528328
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 4 2014 2:24PM