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Kinematic Response of Pediatric Occupants in High Speed Frontal Impacts
Published October 12, 2011 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
The scaling paradigm used to develop the pediatric Anthropomorphic Test Devices within the Hybrid-III family considers only partially the differences in anthropometry and tissue properties between pediatric and adult subjects. In this study, low speed tests performed on pediatric (n=5) and adult subjects (n=7) and low and high speed tests using Post Mortem Human Subjects (n=2) in matching conditions were combined to predict the response of children in frontal impacts. As a result, this paper provides an estimation of the head and spinal kinematics of a 6-year-old in the sagittal XZ plane in a high speed frontal impact using conventional scaling methods.
- Francisco J. Lopez-Valdes - University of Virginia and Universidad de Navarra
- Richard Kent - University of Virginia
- Thomas Seacrist - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- Sriram Balasubramanian - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- Kristy Arbogast - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- Hiromasa Tanji - Takata Corp.
- Kazuo Higuchi - Takata Corp.