MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE OBTAINED FROM IMPACT TESTS FOR ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION AND DATA ACQUISITION

MEDIZINISCHE ERKENNTNISSE AUS AUFPRALLTESTS ZUR UNFALLREKONSTRUKTION UND ZUR DATENGEWINNUNG

When tests are carried out on volunteers, the limits of loading must not be reached or exceeded. Tests on animals can only be transferred to humans to a limited extent. Tests with dummies still provide incorrect information, and they cannot be used to simulate injury mechanisms. There remain the procedures for evaluating accidents and tests on cadavers. The authors report on experience with the Heidelberg acceleration rig, procedures followed, the belt syndrome, comparison with clinical accident data and the determination of the tolerance limits of the human body under reproducible loading. Research into injury mechanisms in traffic accidents must have an interdisciplinary approach, since a number of variables have to be considered. Recommendations are made for improving the construction of safety belts. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Institute of Road Research, Germany

    Bruhlerstrasse 1, Postfach 510530
    D-5000 Cologne 51,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Schmidt, G
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00317101
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM