Passive Range of Motion of Adult and Child Cervical Spines

Principal Investigator: Matthew R. Maltese, PhD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The primary objective of this study is to compare the static passive cervical spine flexion of children of specific age groups (6-8, 9-12, 13-15) with adults. As a secondary objective, these data will be applied to guide the development of child-based anthropometric test device (ATD) neck biofidelity requirements through a validated computational model of the pediatric cervical spine.