QUANTIFICATION OF PROTECTIVE EFFECTS OF SPECIAL SYNTHETIC PROTECTORS IN CLOTHING FOR MOTORCYCLISTS. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1987 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE BIOMECHANICS OF IMPACTS, HELD IN BIRMINGHAM (UNITED KINGDOM) SEPTEMBER 8-10, 1987

Based on a study of 470 injured motorized two-wheel-riders, improvements and conceptions of an optimal protection were described. It was found that a protection against fractures is not given by commonly used leather clothes. The aim of better protection must be by correlation of qualities from shock absorption and power distribution. These two ways of safety-yield is realizable from a compound-system-protector consisting of a hard-shell material with shock absorbing foam inside. The possibilities of the varying protections with and without plate are quantified in this study. (Author/TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    IRCOBI (International Research Council on the Biokinetics of Impacts)

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  • Authors:
    • OTTE, D
    • MIDDELHAUVE, V
  • Publication Date: 1987

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  • Accession Number: 00492473
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1990 12:00AM