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Detailed Measurement of Vehicle Occupants
Published May 23, 2012 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
Occupants of vehicles involved in motor vehicle collisions vary substantially in body stature and condition. This variability contributes substantially to differences in injury severity and patterns in the real world. Demographic factors such as age, gender, height and weight are insufficient to describe human variability. We analyzed CT scans of trauma and control populations to measure the anthropometry and tissue quality of different body regions. We observe very significant variability which we have referenced to a large population of 50%ile males. These findings are useful to identify occupant specific factors that contribute to motor vehicle crash injury.