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Extraction of encumbered anthropometric measures from whole-body scan data
Accurate capture of encumbered anthropometry is critical to ensure that the analysis and design of military platforms and workspaces account for the additional space required for clothing and PPE equipment. To examine the effect of encumbrance on spatial claim, a method was developed to obtain scan...
Elderly occupants: posture, body shape, and belt fit
A laboratory study was conducted to quantify the posture, body shape, and safety belt fit of 200 adults with a wide range of age, stature, and body weight. Body and belt landmark data were gathered as participants sat in a driver mockup that was adjusted to represent nine vehicle packages spanning...
Rating child passenger safety laws relative to best practice recommendations for occupant protection
BACKGROUND: State laws regarding child passenger protection vary substantially. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to develop a scoring system to rate child passenger safety laws relative to best practice recommendations for each age of child. METHODS: State child passenger safety and...
Optimizing Seat Belt and Airbag Designs for Rear Seat Occupant Protection in Frontal Crashes
[PDF] ABSTRACT – Recent field data have shown that the occupant protection in vehicle rear seats failed to keep pace with advances in the front seats likely due to the lack of advanced safety technologies. The objective of this study was to optimize advanced restraint systems for protecting rear...

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