Accession Number : ADA304344

Title :   Dynamic Variable and Temporary Injury Correlation for Human Head and Neck Impact Experiments.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL BIODYNAMICS LAB NEW ORLEANS LA

Personal Author(s) : Wamsley, Brian W. ; Bittner, Alvah C., Jr. ; Gilbert, Norman S. ; Lustick, Leonard S.

PDF Url : ADA304344

Report Date : DEC 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : The Naval Biodynamics Laboratory (NBDL) has collected a data base describing the head/neck kinematic response of a large number of human subject volunteers to -X, +Y, and -X+Y vector exposures. This paper will present injury-related parameters for the most severe exposures in each vector, together with correlations of these parameters with the medical findings. The parameters presented include axial and shear forces and torques at the occipital condyles, as well as the head injury criterion (HIC number). Moderate (R = .35 and .38) but highly significant (p<.025) correlations were revealed between general (GENFAC) and muscle (MUSFAC) symptom factor variables. These findings encourage continued systematic evaluation of the relationship between the observed injury-related (eg. axial and shear) and medical findings.

Descriptors :   *WOUNDS AND INJURIES, *EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), *HEAD(ANATOMY), *NECK(ANATOMY), TEST AND EVALUATION, KINEMATICS, SHEAR PROPERTIES, DATA BASES, HUMANS, IMPACT TESTS, VOLUNTEERS, VARIABLES, MEDICINE, CORRELATION, RESPONSE, NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES, TORQUE, BIODYNAMICS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE