Accession Number : ADA131956

Title :   Head and Neck Kinematics for Frontal, Oblique, and Lateral Crash Impact.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL BIODYNAMICS LAB NEW ORLEANS LA

Personal Author(s) : Becker,Edward B

PDF Url : ADA131956

Report Date : Aug 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : High speed photographic coverage of the head and neck of a living human volunteer both for voluntary motion and for oblique and lateral impact was reduced and analysed. This analysis identifies a range of four-pivot mechanical linkages that can simulate the head and neck kinematics of this volunteer in response to frontal, as well as lateral and oblique impact. The kinematics of a linkage selected from this range is compared to the kinematics observed in the photography to evaluate the faith with which it reproduces the filmed data and the similarity to the calculated kinematic trajectories of the volunteer. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Crash injuries, Head(Anatomy), Neck(Anatomy), High speed photography, Kinematics, Volunteers, Mathematical models, Equations, Impact acceleration, Impact tests

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE