OPTIMIZATION OF PEDESTRIAN LEG INJURY PROTECTION USING A BIOFIDELIC HUMAN LEG

Pedestrians sustain injuries to their legs very frequently. These injuries are related to contact with the front ends of vehicles and the injuries can have long-term consequences. A deformable instrumented mechanical leg has been designed to study how to protect against pedestrian leg injuries based upon injury tolerance parameters. This paper discusses the biofidelity of the mechanical leg, its capability to estimate the risk of injuries relative to different mechanisms, and shows, with comparative tests, the possibility of the device to provide technical solutions to optimize pedestrian leg protection. (A) For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 881069.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 303-13

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00726455
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1996 12:00AM