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Dynamic Out-of-Position Deployment of Thoracic Side Airbags

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Jason J. Hallman, Frank A. Pintar, Narayan Yoganandan

Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Paper No. SBC2007-171424, pp. 589-590; 2 pages
  • ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • Keystone, Colorado, USA, June 20–24, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4798-5


Vehicle side impacts contribute to approximately 30% of crash fatalities annually, causing an estimated 10,000 deaths each year [1]. Additionally, 32% of all serious crash injuries occur in side impacts, with two-thirds in nearside impacts. Of those injured in nearside impacts, 52% were reported as sustaining thoracic injuries, more than any other anatomical region [2].

Topics: Airbags , Wounds , Vehicles



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