IMPACT TESTS OF HUMAN SUBJECTS USING A PROTOTYPE AIR BAG RESTRAINT SYSTEM
The objective of the study was to experimentally test a developmental prototype automobile air bag restraint system using human subjects. Seven different barrier crash impact profiles were studied using thirteen healthy young male volunteers seated in the right front passenger position. Experimental data were collected at impact velocities ranging from 15.1 to 31.5 miles per hour to determine the operational performance characteristics of the air bag, subject dynamic interaction with the air bag, subjective evaluation, and trauma encountered during the experiment. The findings of this investigation are summarized.
- Sponsored in part by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, D.C. Report No. DOT-HS-800 805. Previously announced as PB-219 643.
Aerospace Medical Research LaboratoryWright-Patterson Air Force Base
Dayton, OH United States 45433
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Greer, C R
- Russell, H C
- Publication Date: 1972-9
- Pagination: 111 p.
- TRT Terms: Air bags; Barriers (Roads); Crash injuries; Crash injury research; Crashes; Human beings; Human factors; Impact tests; Injuries; Passenger vehicles; Research; Safety equipment; Test procedures; Volunteers
- Uncontrolled Terms: Barriers; Experimental data
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00090076
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: AMRL-TR-72-97 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-017-1-017-IA
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM