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.
- Sponsored in part by the District of Columbia Office of Human Development, Rehabilitation Services Administration.
Highway Safety Research InstituteHuron Parkway and Baxter Road
Ann Arbor, MI USA 48109
District of Columbia Office of Human DevelopmentRehabilitation Services Administration
Washington, DC USA 20001
- Schneider, L W
- Melvin, J W
- Publication Date: 1978-11-21
- Pagination: 24 p.
- TRT Terms: Anatomical models; Constraints; Drivers; Dummies; Evaluation; Impact tests; Measures of effectiveness; Physically handicapped persons; Rocket sleds; Safety equipment; Wheelchairs
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness
- Old TRIS Terms: Rocket propelled sleds
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Society; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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