Performance Specifications for a Midsize Male Pedestrian Research Dummy
While it is recognized that collisions involve pedestrians of all sizes, this Information Report addresses performance specifications for a 50th percentile adult male research dummy. This approach stems from the greater knowledge of biomechanics and existing dummy technologies for the mid-size male relative to other adult sizes and children. While not the initial objective, it is envisioned that additional performance specifications for other sizes of pedestrian research dummies will be developed in the future based on accepted scaling procedures. The specific requirements for the pedestrian dummy have been based on a collective assessment of pedestrian injury, response, and anthropometry priorities from the experimental, epidemiologic, and computational literature. In general, the objective was to specify performance specifications based on human characteristics and the impact response of post-mortem human subjects rather than to specify the design of a particular physical device.