INVESTIGATION OF DUMMY RESPONSE AND RESTRAINT CONFIGURATION FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH UPPER SPINAL CORD INJURY IN A FORWARD-FACING CHILD RESTRAINT

Dummy (representing a six month old child) response and restraint configuration factors associated with a known child injury environment were investigated using a spinal cord injury accident case, a full-scale reconstruction, and sled simulations. Results of these tests series indicate that variations in forward-facing child restraint system configurations thought to influence neck loading have a minimal effect for this size dummy. Further investigations with larger child dummies are needed, and the available solution of rear facing restraints for the smaller children is reinforced. For the covering abstract of the compendium see IRRD 880073.

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  • Accession Number: 00725322
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • ISBN: 1-56091-422-X
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 26 1996 12:00AM