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Adaptive seat to reduce neck injuries for female and male occupants

Obiettivo

The development of adaptive safety systems addressing vehicle occupant protection requires the use of in depth knowledge of various occupant features, specifically those related to the risk of injury. All occupants in passenger vehicles are at risk of sustaining whiplash injuries in a low severity crash. Whiplash associated disorders (WAD), so called whiplash injuries, resulting from car crashes, are a serious traffic safety issue, resulting in over 4 billion € costs to European society. Yearly more than 300 000 European citizens suffer neck problems from these injuries and 15 000 result in long terms consequences. In the population, the females are at higher risk of these injuries than the males. The difference in risk between the robust, male, population and the vulnerable, female, part of the population is between 40-100%. This has been reported from epidemiological studies from all over the world since the end of the 1960s until today. Yet still, when assessing the vehicle safety the only available occupant model for these impact scenarios is an average male. Adaptive anti-whiplash systems need to be evaluated for their benefits both for males and females. If there are no improved protective systems, further rising costs for the European Society can be expected.
This project aims at establishing the properties for a model of an average female and to implement those in a computational model in order to provide an improved tool for the development and evaluation of adaptive systems with special focus on protection against whiplash injuries.
The project will result in a computational model of a female, in addition to the male model that already exists, for low severity testing. In addition, the computational models will be used in the design and evaluation of adaptive seat systems in order to provide enhanced neck injury protection from the seat.

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FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1
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Coordinatore

STATENS VAG- OCH TRANSPORTFORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Indirizzo
Olaus Magnus Vag 35
58195 Linkoeping
Svezia

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Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Astrid Linder (Dr.)
Contributo UE
€ 558 164

Partecipanti (12)

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB
Svezia
Contributo UE
€ 511 159
Indirizzo
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412 96 Goteborg

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Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Katarina Ekman (Ms.)
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 247 852
Indirizzo
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen

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Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Wolfram Hell (Dr.)
Folksam Ömsesidig Sakförsäkring
Svezia
Contributo UE
€ 74 350
Indirizzo
Bohusgatan 14
10660 Stockholm

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Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Anders Kullgren (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
Contributo UE
€ 383 352
Indirizzo
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz

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Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Ernst Tomasch (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE STRASBOURG
Francia
Contributo UE
€ 64 800
Indirizzo
Rue Blaise Pascal 4
67081 Strasbourg

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Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Laurence Petin-Monteil (Ms.)
Stiftung Arbeitsgruppe für Unfallmechanik
Svizzera
Contributo UE
€ 238 500
Indirizzo
Winkelriedstrasse 27
8006 Zuerich

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Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Kai-Uwe Schmitt (Dr.)
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 61 447
Indirizzo
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough

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Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Raymond Kent (Dr.)
FIRST TECHNOLOGY SAFETY SYSTEMS (EUROPE)

Partecipazione conclusa

Paesi Bassi
Contributo UE
€ 39 408
Indirizzo
Kleveringweg 6-8
2600JA Delft
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Paul Lemmen (Mr.)
FUNDACION CIDAUT
Spagna
Contributo UE
€ 92 838
Indirizzo
Plaza Vicente Aleixandre Campos 2 Pq Tecnologico De Boecillo 209
47151 Valladolid

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Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Maria Teresa Fernandez Peña (Dr.)
VOLVO PERSONVAGNAR AB
Svezia
Contributo UE
€ 33 174
Indirizzo
Avd 50090 Hb3s
405 31 Goteborg

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Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Lotta Jakobsson (Dr.)
Faurecia Sièges d'Automobile
Francia
Contributo UE
€ 83 440
Indirizzo
Rue Hennape 2
92000 Nanterre

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Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Christophe Aufrere (Mr.)
HUMANETICS EUROPE GMBH
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 110 393
Indirizzo
Im Breitspiel 6
69126 Heidelberg

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Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Paul Lemmen (Mr.)