Development of a Manikin Representing a Two‐Year‐Old Child for Belt‐Fit Measurement

Over the past five years, several detailed studies of child body shape have been conducted, measuring hundreds of children aged 1–12 years using laser and optical scanners. Body shape models created from statistical analysis of these data have provided the first detailed information on child body shapes in seated postures. Several of these body shape models are available online at Recently, the first ATD for which anthropometric specifications were developed using 3D body shape modelling was developed. In the current study, a manikin that represents the body size and shape of a typical U.S. child at 24 months of age was developed. This paper presents an overview of the development methodology and a preliminary assessment of performance in a mock-up of an aviation seat.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission of the International Council on the Biomechanics of Injury (IRCOBI).
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    • Reed, Matthew P
    • Boyle, Kyle J
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  • Publication Date: 2017


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  • Accession Number: 01648702
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 21 2017 7:20AM