Browse Publications Books PT-142

Child Anthropometry for Improved Vehicle Occupant Safety PT-142

A detailed understanding of the size, shape, and postures of children is required to design effective restraint systems for protecting children in motor vehicle crashes. Compiled and edited by experts in the fields of anthropometry, ergonomics, and child restraint, this book includes 14 important papers which provide a comprehensive overview of the methods for collecting, analyzing, and applying child anthropometry data for crash safety purposes.

Papers cover:

  • The application of child anthropometry for the development of crash dummies, also known as anthropometric test devices (ATDs)
  • Traditional anthropometry methods, including the most important U.S. studies of child anthropometry conducted at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute in the 1970s
  • Research on external and internal body shape
  • Functional studies, including posture measurements

    A detailed bibliography of over 25 additional non-SAE papers on child anthropometry is also included.


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