SEATED POSTURE OF VEHICLE OCCUPANTS

This paper describes the methodology and results from a project involving development of anthropometrically based design specifications for a family of advanced adult anthropomorphic dummies. Selection of family members and anthropometric criteria for subject sample selection were based on expected applications of the devices and on an analysis of U.S. population survey data. This resulted in collection of data for dummy sizes including a small female, a mid-sized male, and a large male. The three phases of data collection included: 1. In-vehicle measurements to determine seat track position and seating posture preferred by the subjects for use in development of laboratory seat bucks; 2. Measurement of subject/seat interface contours for fabrication of an average hard seat surface for use in the buck; and 3. Measurement of standard anthropometry, seated anthropometry (in the buck), and three-dimensional surface landmark coordinates using standard and photogrammetric techniques. For the covering abstract of the conference see HS-036 716. (Author/TRRL)

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 199-224

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00387090
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 831617, HS-036 732
  • Files: HSL, ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 30 1984 12:00AM