INJURY TO EYE AND FACIAL SKIN (RABBIT) ON IMPACT WITH INFLATING AIR BAG

An experiment using rabbits was performed to determine the degree of injury to the eye and facial skin on impact with an inflating air bag. Permissible safety thresholds were derived from the experimental results. It is reported that the time required for a human to blink is 28-217 milliseconds. Since the inflation time of commercial air bags is 25-35 milliseconds, it is entirely conceivable that eye injury could occur. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    IRCOBI (International Research Council on the Biokinetics of Impacts)

    109 Avenue Salvador Allende
    Bron CEDEX,   France  F-69675
  • Authors:
    • Kikuchi, A
    • Horii, M
    • Kawci, A
    • KAWAI, S
    • Komaki, Y
    • Matsuno, M
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 288-298
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134126
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM