DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF MASTERBODY FORMS FOR THREE-YEAR OLD AND SIX-YEAR OLD CHILD DUMMIES

A study was undertaken to define, construct, measure and evaluate the size, shape and mass distribution of masterbody forms representative of 3-year old and 6-year old United States children. The authors' best collective judgment defined a list of 98 anthropometric dimensions which were to be used to construct clay masterbody phantom. These phantoms were constructed using dimensional data abstracted from the available literature. The clay phantoms were sculptured and then reproduced exactly in dental stone. The dental stone casts were segmented into 10 body segments representing the head, neck, upper torso, lower torso, upper arm, lower arm, hand, upper leg, lower leg, and foot. Data derived from the measurement of weight, volume, center of mass and mass moments of inertia on each of the resulting body segments are presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Civil Aeromedical Inst., Oklahoma City, Okla. and Webb Associates, Inc., Yellow Springs, Ohio.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Civil Aeromedical Institute

    6500 South MacArthur Boulevard
    Oklahoma City, OK  United States  73128

    Webb Associates, Incorporated

    Yellow Springs, OH  United States  45387
  • Authors:
    • Reynolds, H M
    • Young, J W
    • McConville, J T
    • Snyder, R G
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 110 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094416
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-801-811 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: NHTSA-5-1494
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1977 12:00AM