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TitleReal car versus driving simulator comparison of head dynamics in emergency braking events
AuthorsDi Loreto C, Chardonnet JR, Mackenzie JRR, Dutschke JK, Van Den Berg AL, Forrest MC, Merienne F, Sandoz B
Year2019
TypeUnknown
AbstractWhiplash remains a huge health and socio- economic issue. Additionally, with the increasing automation of our vehicles, a new categorization of car-crashes injuries may arise, as reported in [Sub17]. Thus, the number of whiplash in car crashes is likely to get bigger. Many studies have been investigating the mechanism of whiplash. However, it is still not completely understood as reported in [Lap16] and [Che09]. The biggest reason is that many factors have to be taken into account: dynamics, geometrics, mechanics, cognitive... Whiplash and head stabilization have been traditionally studied with in-vivo volunteers subject to linear acceleration on sleds. In particular, vision has an influence on the head stabilization strategies [San16].

While Virtual Reality (VR) and driving simulators allow setting the visual environment of volunteers, the aim of the study is to compare the head kinematics of volunteers during emergency braking events in a real car versus 6-axis driving simulator under comparable dynamic conditions.

Conference Name18th Driving Simulation & Virtual Reality Conference & Exhibition
Conference AbbreviationDSC 2019 (VR)
Conference LocationStrasbourg, France
Conference DateSeptember 4 - 6, 2019
NotesPaper was presented by Cedric Di Loreto and is available online https://sam.ensam.eu/bitstream/handle/10985/16817/LISPEN_DSC_2019_DI-LORETO.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

Reference
Di Loreto C, Chardonnet JR, Mackenzie JRR, Dutschke JK, Van Den Berg AL, Forrest MC, Merienne F, Sandoz B (2019) Real car versus driving simulator comparison of head dynamics in emergency braking events.