Bone strength Frontal impacts Restraint systems Chest deflection Ultrasound
The objective of the BOSCOS (BOne SCanning for Occupant Safety) project was the development
of a system that can make an assessment of the bone characteristics of each vehicle occupant in order
to estimate their skeletal strengths. The seatbelt and airbag characteristics can then be adjusted to
deliver optimum levels of protection specifically for each occupant. A system introduced into every
vehicle has the capacity to save lives and reduce injury levels across the whole spectrum of vehicle
occupants. This paper describes the contributions from academic and industrial partners to this UK
Department for Transport funded project.