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An Experimental Analysis of the Responses of Pregnant Occupants During Automotive Rear Collision Using Pregnant Dummy
Published May 23, 2007 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
Event: JSAE Spring Conference
A series of sled experiments were conducted using a dummy that was anthropometrically representative of a pregnant woman at 30 weeks gestation. The response and the kinematics of the dummy during impact were examined. The abdominal pressure resulting from a rear impact was also measured. The dummy's seating posture used in the experiments was modeled on measurements of pregnant volunteers taken in the driver's seat of an actual passenger vehicle. Using the results of the experiments, the dominant factors resulting in changes in abdominal pressure were elucidated.