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Effect of Head and Body Position and Muscular Tensing on Response to Impact
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1974 by SAE International in United States
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Human volunteers were exposed to increasing levels of sled acceleration and velocity during simulated barrier crashes while seated in a padded, bucket automobile seat and restrained by an advanced, passive, three-point belt which contained energy-absorbing fibers and was integral with the seat structure. By muscular tensing, bracing, and riding with the head flexed, two of the subjects were exposed to crash velocities as high as 30.0 mph (over 33 mph, total velocity change), without suffering significant pain or injury.
- Edwin Hendler - Crew Systems Dept., Naval Air Development Center
- Joseph O'Rourke - Crew Systems Dept., Naval Air Development Center
- Marvin Schulman - Crew Systems Dept., Naval Air Development Center
- Mark Katzeff - Crew Systems Dept., Naval Air Development Center
- Leon Domzalski - Crew Systems Dept., Naval Air Development Center
- Stephen Rodgers - Crew Systems Dept., Naval Air Development Center
CitationHendler, E., O'Rourke, J., Schulman, M., Katzeff, M. et al., "Effect of Head and Body Position and Muscular Tensing on Response to Impact," SAE Technical Paper 741184, 1974, https://doi.org/10.4271/741184.
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