Design and Development of a Full-Scale Anatomical Load Distribution Analyzer
Final rept. May 1970-Feb 1972
IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL
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In a continuing effort to reduce discomfort in the wearing of ceramic body armor, the measurement of stresses upon the body has been an important approach toward achieving the best possible configuration for rigid plates. A device for making such measurements has been developed which is capable of simultaneously measuring and displaying pressure, pressure changes, load magnitude and the distribution of forces transmitted to the torso by aircrew and infantry armor, load carrying equipment, combat clothing, seat configurations and seat restraint and parachute harnesses. The system consists of a sensor vest incorporating 248 miniature sensors. A three-dimensional anatomical unit visually displays load magnitudes and distribution of forces transmitted to the torso by lights which change color depending upon the load.
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