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Development of an Anti-whiplash seat

Summary

This project involved the development of an anti-whiplash car seat for rear impact collisions.Concept seat models were created in MADYMO and rear impact simulations with a seated THORdummy were conducted. The process involved modifying seat geometry to determine the optimalseatback and head restraint configuration. The intention was to minimise head, neck and T1accelerations, angles and NIC values. The final design includes a new seatback design that keeps theupper seatback within close proximity to the upper torso.

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Type: Research and Analysis Report
Sub Type: Grant
Author(s): M Yuen, L Bilston—The Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute—New South Wales
Topics: Occ protection, Vehicle design
Publication Date: 01/01/04

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Last Updated: 6 May, 2013