MECHANISM FOR CONTROL OF HEAD AND NECK DYNAMIC RESPONSE

A modeling effort has been undertaken at the Naval Biodynamics Laboratory in New Orleans to determine the cause of atypical responses of the head/neck anatomy of certain volunteer subjects to -x vector direction acceleration profiles. The results appear to indicate that these subjects, who had been previously run in the +y and/or -x+y vector directions, may have learned to exert purposeful control over their head/neck responses in order to lessen the severity of their exposures. Computer simulations appear to verify the theorized explanation that the subjects "locked" their head/neck joints in anticipation of sled firing, and that the joints remained locked during the initial portion of the run until forces and torques incrased to a level which forced their joints to unlock. For the covering abstract of the conference see TRIS 399532. (Author)

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    • Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Stapp Car Crash Conference, Chicago, Illinois, November 6-7, 1984.
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    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

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  • Authors:
    • Seemann, M R
    • Lustick, L S
    • Frisch, G D
  • Publication Date: 1984-11

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 207-222
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  • Accession Number: 00399545
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • ISBN: 0-89883-711-1
  • Report/Paper Numbers: P-152
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2004 2:44AM