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A Biomechanical Analysis of Head Impact Injuries to Children

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D. Mohan

Research Department, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Washington, D.C. 20037

B. M. Bowman

Biomathematics Department, Highway Safety Research Institute, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48109

R. G. Snyder

Biomedical Department, Highway Safety Research Institute, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48109

D. R. Foust

Biomedical Department, Highway Safety Research Institute, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48109; General Motors Technical Center, Warren, Mich. 48090

J Biomech Eng 101(4), 250-260 (Nov 01, 1979) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3426254 History: Received March 26, 1979; Online October 21, 2010

Abstract

Head-first free falls of 30 children, 1-10 yr old, and one adult, 21 yr old, were studied to determine fall circumstances and injuries sustained. The falls of six children and one adult were simulated using the MVMA Two-Dimensional Crash Victim Simulator computer model. The data show that head-first falls of children onto rigid surfaces from heights as low as 2 m can result in serious injuries. Conservative head injury tolerance limits are estimated to be 200-250g for peak head acceleration.

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