Cervical Range of Motion Data in Children

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SAE Technical Papers, ISSN: 0148-7191

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Lynch-Caris, Terri; Brelin-Fornari, Janet; Pelt, Christopher Van
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Engineering; Environmental Science; Children; Protective systems; Occupant protection; Child restraint systems; Tests and Testing; Automotive Engineering
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The "Range-of Motion of the Cervical Spine of Children" study is a collaboration between Kettering University and McLaren Regional Medical Center in Flint, Michigan to quantify and establish benchmarks of "normal" range of motion (ROM) in children. The results will be analyzed to determine mean and standard deviation of degrees of rotation and used to improve the occupant protection in motor vehicles, sports equipment and benefits of physical therapy. The data will be invaluable in the development of computational models to analyze processes involving children in motion. Copyright © 2006 SAE International.