Head/neck/torso behavior and cervical vertebral motion of human volunteers during low speed rear impact: Mini-sled tests with mass production car seat

Jonas A. Pramudita, Koshiro Ono, Susumu Ejima, Koji Kaneoka, Itsuo Shiina, Sadayuki Ujihashi

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to clarify the neck injury mechanism during low speed rear impact. Low speed rear impact tests on human volunteers were conducted using a mini-sled apparatus with a mass production car seat. Head/neck/torso behavior and cervical vertebral motion were analyzed and strains on the cervical facet joint were determined. The effect of differences on gender, seat back angle, sled acceleration and muscle condition to the head/neck/torso behavior and the cervical vertebral motion were also discussed. Moreover, the risk of neck injury in a mass production car seat environment was evaluated by comparing the strain values to the results from a previously reported test that used a rigid seat environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury - 2007 International IRCOBI Conference on the Biomechanics of Injury, Proceedings
Pages201-217
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 International IRCOBI Conference on the Biomechanics of Injury - Maastricht, Netherlands
Duration: 2007 Sep 192007 Sep 21

Publication series

NameInternational Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury - 2007 International IRCOBI Conference on the Biomechanics of Injury, Proceedings

Conference

Conference2007 International IRCOBI Conference on the Biomechanics of Injury
CountryNetherlands
CityMaastricht
Period07/9/1907/9/21

Keywords

  • Cervical vertebral motion
  • Mass production car seat
  • Neck
  • Sled tests
  • Volunteers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry

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    Pramudita, J. A., Ono, K., Ejima, S., Kaneoka, K., Shiina, I., & Ujihashi, S. (2007). Head/neck/torso behavior and cervical vertebral motion of human volunteers during low speed rear impact: Mini-sled tests with mass production car seat. In International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury - 2007 International IRCOBI Conference on the Biomechanics of Injury, Proceedings (pp. 201-217). (International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury - 2007 International IRCOBI Conference on the Biomechanics of Injury, Proceedings).