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Title: 'Expecting': occupant model incorporating anthropometric details of pregnant women
Authors: Acar, B. Serpil
Weekes, Alix M.
van Lopik, D.W.
Keywords: Pregnant
Occupant
Model
Driver
Comfort
Anthropometry
Design
Safety
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Citation: ACAR, B.S., WEEKES, A. and VAN LOPIK, D., 2009. 'Expecting': occupant model incorporating anthropometric details of pregnant women. International Journal of Vehicle Design, 51 (3-4), pp. 374 - 385.
Abstract: This study reports the research for a design tool related to pregnant women’s safety during car travel. Anthropometric measurements are taken to generate an occupant model incorporating pregnancy related changes. These anthropometric changes mean that a pregnant occupant may be excluded by the designs, based upon non-pregnant female anthropometry. The paper explains the generation of a comprehensive parametric computer aided model of a pregnant occupant, ‘Expecting’. The model can represent different size pregnant occupants as well as the size differences occurring in standing and seated postures. This model can be used as a design tool for automotive designers to help ensure that vehicle designs can accommodate the anthropometric needs of pregnant occupants.
Description: This article was published in the International Journal of Vehicle Design [© Inderscience Enterprises Ltd] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJVD.2009.027963
Version: Accepted
DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.2009.027963
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/14956
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJVD.2009.027963
ISSN: 0143-3369
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