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Nhtsa Programs in Biomechanics
Published January 01, 1974 by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in United States
The biomechanics program at NHTSA is focused on problems involving protection in the crash environment. To solve these problems, crash protection standards and protection system concepts are generated. Biomechanical input to the development of standards compliance test procedures is through research of human crash injury tolerance levels and development of anthropomorphic dummies and instrumentation. Protection system concepts are tested for feasibility though experimentation and computer model exercises.
The NHTSA Biomechanical Studies Group has under contract or in negotiation more than 32 programs bearing on human tolerance, human simulation and protection systems. The result of these programs will include valid injury criteria for body areas, specifications for a reliable family of dummies, computer tools for the design and evaluation of protection system and computer programs for standards compliance testing.