Occupant kinematics and shoulder belt retention in far-side lateral and oblique collisions: a parametric study.

@article{Forman2013OccupantKA,
  title={Occupant kinematics and shoulder belt retention in far-side lateral and oblique collisions: a parametric study.},
  author={Jason Lee Forman and Francisco J L{\'o}pez-Vald{\'e}s and David J Lessley and Patrick Riley and Mark S Sochor and Sara B Heltzel and Joseph H Ash and Rafal Perz and Richard Wesley Kent and Thomas S Seacrist and Kristy B. Arbogast and Hiromasa Tanji and Kazuo Higuchi},
  journal={Stapp car crash journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={57},
  pages={343-85}
}
In far-side impacts, head contact with interior components is a key injury mechanism. Restraint characteristics have a pronounced influence on head motion and injury risk. This study performed a parametric examination of restraint, positioning, and collision factors affecting shoulder belt retention and occupant kinematics in far-side lateral and oblique sled tests with post mortem human subjects (PMHS). Seven PMHS were subjected to repeated tests varying the D-ring position, arm position… CONTINUE READING