Effects of Lap Belt and Three-Point Restraints on Pregnant Baboons Subjected to Deceleration 710850
A series of 24 pregnant baboons was impacted under similar conditions. The only major variable was the difference in maternal restraint. The fetal death rate of 8.3% (1/12) among maternal animals impacted with three-point restraint was significantly different from five fetal deaths among 10 maternal animals impacted under lap belt restraint alone (p < 0.05). It is concluded that shoulder harness restraint should be recommended for use by pregnant travelers as being significantly more protective of fetal welfare when compared with lap belt restraint alone.
Citation: King, A., Eppinger, R., Crosby, W., and Stout, L., "Effects of Lap Belt and Three-Point Restraints on Pregnant Baboons Subjected to Deceleration," SAE Technical Paper 710850, 1971, https://doi.org/10.4271/710850. Download Citation
Albert I. King, Rolf H. Eppinger, Warren M. Crosby, L. Clarke Stout
Biomechanics Research Center, Wayne State University, School of Medicine, University of Oklahoma