Seat testing to investigate the female neck injury risk: preliminary results using a new female dummy prototype

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Kai Uwe Schmitt
Toni Weber
Mats Y. Svensson
Johan Davidsson
Anna Carlsson
Magnus Björklund
Lotta Jakobsson
Ernst Tomasch

Dynamic performance tests are conducted to assess the neck injury risk. To date seats are assessed based on sled tests mostly using a BioRID which is based on the 50%ile male anthropometry. Since females sustain whiplash associated disorders (WAD) more often than males, their injury risk needs to be addressed as well.

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