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Updated Biofidelity Rating of the Revised WorldSID Prototype Dummy
Published May 19, 2003 by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in United States
Aiming to obtain a new, advanced, globally harmonized mid-sized male side impact dummy the WorldSID (Worldwide Side Impact Dummy) has been developed under the auspices of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) working group on anthropomorphic test devices: ISO/TC22/SC12/WG5. From 2001 to mid-2002, the first prototype of the WorldSID was subjected to an extensive worldwide evaluation program at research institutes, government agencies and industry test laboratories around the world. The initial testing resulted in the highest ISO biofidelity rating for any mid-sized male side impact dummy to date along with some suggestions for further biofidelity refinements.
These identified refinements have been developed and incorporated into a revised version of the WorldSID prototype dummy, which has been subjected to another series of worldwide evaluation tests in order to assess the resulting biofidelity rating according to the requirements of ISO Technical Report 9790.
This paper presents and discusses the design modifications implemented in the revised WorldSID prototype dummy and its superior performance during the second round of biofidelity testing. The biofidelity rating of the WorldSID according to ISO TR 9790 and its response repeatability in the biomechanical tests will be addressed and compared with existing mid-sized male side impact dummies. The revised WorldSID prototype has exceeded the overall and individual body region biofidelity ratings of the first prototype. The revised prototype biofidelity rating is anticipated to be 7.3 with minor modifications to the dummy head that were underway at the time of writing this paper.
- Edmund Hautmann - BMW Group
- Risa Scherer - WorldSID Tri-Chair Committee
- Akihiko Akiyama - WorldSID Tri-Chair Committee
- Martin Page - WorldSID Tri-Chair Committee
- Lan Xu - WorldSID Tri-Chair Committee
- Greg Kostyniuk - WorldSID Tri-Chair Committee
- Minoru Sakurai - WorldSID Tri-Chair Committee
- Klaus Bortenschlager - WorldSID Tri-Chair Committee
- Takeshi Harigae - WorldSID Tri-Chair Committee
- Suzanne Tylko - WorldSID Tri-Chair Committee