Principal Investigator: Valentina Graci, PhD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
This study builds upon prior research utilizing the Large Omnidirectional Child (LODC) anthropomorphic test device (ATD) in frontal and lateral oblique crash scenarios and aims to:
- characterize kinematics and kinetics of the LODC when the seatback of a production vehicle seat is reclined during sled-simulated lateral oblique vehicle crashes; and
- understand the influence of the booster seat and the restraints on the kinematics and kinetics of the LODC during sled-simulated lateral oblique vehicle crashes.
This project is currently underway. Further information will be added in late 2023 following project completion.