Yasuhiro Matsui

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In nonfatal passenger vehicle-pedestrian accidents, the lower extremities are the most commonly injured body parts. The European Enhanced Vehicle-safety Committee Working Group 17 (EEVC/WG17) pedestrian subsystem test method using a legform impactor has been developed mainly for evaluation of aggressiveness of the front bumper of passenger vehicles.(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed at investigating the effects of vehicle impact velocity, vehicle front-end shape, and pedestrian size on injury risk to pedestrians in collisions with passenger vehicles with various frontal shapes. METHOD A series of parametric studies was carried out using 2 total human model for safety (THUMS) pedestrian models (177 and 165(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to evaluate the severe conditions between car-to-pedestrian near-miss situations using pedestrian time-to-vehicle (pedestrian TTV) which is the time when the pedestrian would reach the forward moving car line. METHODS Since the information available from the real-world accidents was limited, the authors focused on(More)
The paper presents a fine-grained walking activity recognition toward an inferring pedestrian intention which is an important topic to predict and avoid a pedestrian's dangerous activity. The fine-grained activity recognition is to distinguish different activities between subtle changes such as walking with different directions. We believe a change of(More)
The percentage of pedestrian deaths in traffic accidents is on the rise in Japan. In recent years, there have been calls for measures to be introduced to protect vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists. In this study, a method to detect and track pedestrians using an in-vehicle camera is presented. We improve the technology of detecting(More)
The number of traffic deaths in Japan was 4,914 in 2009. Since the head was the most common site of injury in traffic accidents (2,302, 47%), traumatic brain injury causes the fatalities in these accidents. The aim of the present study was to quantify micro injuries in the animal brain for gaining insight and understanding of the human brain injury(More)
The present study clarifies the mechanism by which an accident occurs when an elderly pedestrian crosses a road in front of a car, focusing on features of the central and peripheral vision of elderly pedestrians who are judging when it is safe to cross the road. For the pedestrian's central visual field, we investigated the effect of age on the timing(More)
Pedestrian protection is one of the key topics for safety measures in traffic accidents all over the world. To analyze the relation between the collision site of the vehicle bumper and the severity of the lower extremity injuries, we performed biomechanical experiments. We compared the applied external force and the risks of subsequent injuries between the(More)
The number of traffic deaths in Japan was 4,863 in 2010. Pedestrians account for the highest number (1,714, 35%), and vehicle occupants the second highest (1,602, 33%). Pedestrian protection is a key countermeasure to reduce casualties in traffic accidents. A striking vehicle's impact velocity could be considered a parameter influencing the severity of(More)
This study aimed to clarify the relationship between truck-pedestrian crash impact velocity and the risks of serious injury and fatality to pedestrians. We used micro and macro truck-pedestrian accident data from the Japanese Institute for Traffic Accident Research and Data Analysis (ITARDA) database. We classified vehicle type into five categories:(More)