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Electromyography Responses of Pediatric and Adult Volunteers in Low Speed Frontal Impacts
Published October 12, 2011 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
No data exist on the electromyography (EMG) responses in children exposed to dynamic impacts. The objective of the current study was to measure the EMG responses of the neck, torso and lower extremity in children and adults during a low speed frontal impact. Low speed frontal impact tests were performed on seated and restrained pediatric (n=11, ages 8-14 years) and adult (n=9, ages 18-30 years) male subjects. The timing and magnitude of the EMG responses were compared between the pediatric and adult groups. These data could be used to model active musculature in computational models used in impact biomechanics studies.
- Chetan S. Rao - Drexel Univ.
- Thomas Seacrist - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- Matthew R. Maltese - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- Kristy B. Arbogast - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- Emily A. Mathews - Drexel Univ. and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- Sriram Balasubramanian - Drexel Univ. and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- Kazuo Higuchi - Takata Corp.
- Hiromasa Tanji - Takata Corp.
- Schuyler St. Lawrence - Takata Corp.