Tackling common rear-impact accidents

Rear impact dummies (RID) are designed to measure how bodies respond to relatively low-speed rear impacts. These common accidents often cause serious and persistent whiplash injuries. While the effects are sometimes hard to quantify, these injuries can be very debilitating — requiring lengthy recovery times or even leaving permanent neck and spine damage, particularly in women and the elderly.

The Humanetics BIO RID II dummy is the most advanced biofidelic rear impact dummy, with a vertebral column that consists of 24 separate vertebrae to provide high resolution of primary, secondary and tertiary crash impact sequences. These dummies are used to test the effectiveness of seat headrests in preventing excess motion of the head and neck and resultant whiplash injuries.

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