1985-04-01

Regional Tolerance to Impact Acceleration 850852

Human tolerance data have been acquired gradually over the past 25 years and are available for several body regions. There is now sufficient information to design restraint systems which can prevent serious injuries to the user and which have low injury-causing potential. This paper reviews recent research on injury mechanisms and injury tolerance. Most of the research was aimed at solving problems in automotive safety systems. Specific tolerance data for the following body regions are presented: head, chest, spine and lower extremities.

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