Accession Number:

ADA169347

Title:

Guidelines for Safe Human Experimental Exposure to Impact Acceleration

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL BIODYNAMICS LAB NEW ORLEANS LA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The objective of the human volunteer impact experiments at the Naval Biodynamics Laboratory NBDL is to provide a quality data base for modeling human dynamic and phsyiological responses to impact, and for establishing the relationship between dynamic response parameters and injury. To achieve this objective, the human volunteer impact experiments must be conducted at levels of impact that may produce discomfort but are safe in as much as the experiments have an acceptably low probability of producing any permanent or irreversible injury. These safe levels of impact are derived from one or more of the following sources 1 exposures employed in previous NBDL research with human subjects 2 human exposure data from other research sources 3 exposures using human surrogateshuman cadavers and, 4 mathematical modeling techniques. Based on a review of these sources, limits suggested to the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects as safe guidelines are included. These are recommended limits for torso-restrained NBDL volunteers, where the freely moving head and neck are the anatomical segments most at risk.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE