SLED TEST EVALUATION OF A WHEELCHAIR RESTRAINT SYSTEM FOR USE BY HANDICAPPED DRIVERS

Four sled impact tests were performed to evaluate a wheelchair restraint device developed by Creative Controls, Inc., Troy, Michigan. Two tests were performed using a 5th-percentile female dummy and two tests with a 50th percentile male dummy. For each dummy, both a head-on and 33-degree oblique impact were performed. The impact pulse was 20 m.p.h. and 16 G's for all tests. In all tests the Creative Controls device was effective in restraining the wheelchair but the dummies underwent extensive 'jack-knifing' and consequent head excursions due to the lack of an upper-torso restraint.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by the District of Columbia Office of Human Development, Rehabilitation Services Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

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

    District of Columbia Office of Human Development

    Rehabilitation Services Administration
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Authors:
    • Schneider, L W
    • Melvin, J W
  • Publication Date: 1978-11-21

Media Info

  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191601
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-78-57
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM