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Studies for Motorcycle Airbags
Published September 21, 2005 by International Research Council on Biokinetics of Impact in Switzerland
Advances in two-wheeler rider safety have not kept pace with that of automobile rider safety. One of the safety systems in consideration, of late, has been deployment of airbags. Some of the limitations perceived in deploying airbags are that two-wheeler riders are less likely to be in a fixed location with respect to the airbag at the point of impact and the lack of a supporting surface. The nature of these impacts has been analyzed in simulation for a proposed airbag system to estimate the head accelerations when the initial contact with the airbag is during the deployment phase.