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Anthropometry of seated women during pregnancy: defining a fetal region for crash protection research.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2094649     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An anthropometric description was developed for the fetal region of women at three, six, and nine months of pregnancy. This involved superimposing a fetal ellipse on abdominal and pelvic ellipses of seated women from a previous study. The data were developed for women of 5th, 50th, and 95th percentile size. The ellipses identify body contact zones on the side and front which would interact with the fetal region in a crash. The new information provides spatial characteristics of pregnant women for the development of test dummies, accommodating restraints, and friendly interiors and for enhancing crash protection. This research addresses the 342 deaths of pregnant women estimated to occur annually in motor vehicle crashes.
C C Culver; D C Viano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Human factors     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0018-7208     ISO Abbreviation:  Hum Factors     Publication Date:  1990 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-07-03     Completed Date:  1991-07-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374660     Medline TA:  Hum Factors     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  625-36     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Biomedical Science Department, General Motors Research Laboratories, Warren, MI 48090-9055.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic* / prevention & control
Anthropometry / methods*
Embryonic and Fetal Development / physiology*
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Posture / physiology*
Pregnancy / physiology*
Prenatal Injuries*
Risk Factors
Seat Belts / standards

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