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Occupant Ergonomics and Belt Fit

Recent Publications

  • Ebert SM, Klinich KD, Manary MA Malik LM, Reed MP. Toddler Lower Extremity Posture in Child Restraint Systems, UMTRI 2014-8, 2018, (Report No. DOT HS 812 470). National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, DC NHTSA.gov
  • Jones MLH, Ebert SM, and Reed MP. (2016) Effects of High Levels of Obesity on Driver Seat Belt Fit. Technical Report ATLAS 2015-016. University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Ann Arbor, MI. ATLAS-center.org
  • Kang N, Burnap A, Kim KH, Reed MP, and Papalambros PY. (2017) Influence of automobile seat form and comfort rating on willingness-to-pay. International Journal of Vehicle Design. 75(1-4):75-90. DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.2017.090906
  • Masoud H, Jin J, and Reed MP. (2019) Sample size calculations for a functional human motion analysis: application to vehicle ingress discomfort prediction. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics 69:23-28. DOI: 10.1016/j.ergon.2018.09.010
  • Masoud H, Reed MP, Paynabar K, Jin JH, Kozak KK, Wang N, Wan J, and Gomez-Levi G. (2016) Predicting subjective responses from human motion: application to vehicle ingress assessment. Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering¬†138(6): 061001 DOI: 10.1115/1.4032191
  • Park J, Ebert SM, Reed MP, and Hallman JJ (2018) Comparison of three-point belt fit between humans and ATDs in rear seats. Traffic Injury Prevention, 19(S1):S65-S69. DOI: 10.1080/15389588.2017.1376739
  • Park J, Ebert SM, Reed MP, and Hallman JJ. (2016) A statistical model including age to predict passenger postures in the rear seats of automobiles. Ergonomics 59(6):796-805. DOI: 10.1080/00140139.2015.1088076
  • Park J, Jones MLH, Ebert SM, Reed MP, and Hallman J. (2018) Driver head locations: considerations for head restraint design. Traffic Injury Prevention 19(8):825-831. DOI: 10.1080/15389588.2018.1524889
  • Park J, Reed MP, and Hallman JJ. (2016) Statistical models for predicting automobile driving postures for men and women including effects of age. Human Factors 58(2):261-278. DOI: 10.1177/0018720815610249
  • Reed MP and Ebert SM. (2016) Evaluation of the seat index point tool for military seats. SAE Technical Paper 2016-01-0309. SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles.
  • Reed MP and Ebert SM. (2018) Effects of Recline on Passenger Posture and Belt Fit. Technical Report UMTRI-2018-2. University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Ann Arbor, MI. https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/146263
  • Reed MP and Klinich KD (2016) Predicting vehicle belt fit for children Ages 6-12. Traffic Injury Prevention 17(1):58-64. DOI: 10.1080/15389588.2015.1040877
  • Reed MP, Ebert SM, and Boyle KJ. (2017) Development and Validation of a Toddler Manikin for Assessing Belt Fit in Aviation Seats. Technical Report UMTRI-2017-7. University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Ann Arbor, MI. https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/140985
  • Reed MP, Ebert SM, and Jones MLH (2017) Vehicle Occupant Nationality Study: Japanese. Technical Report UMTRI-2017-3. University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Ann Arbor, MI. https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/138006
  • Reed MP, Ebert SM, and Jones MLH. (in press) Posture and belt fit in reclined passenger seats. Traffic Injury Prevention
  • Reed MP, Ebert SM, Park B-KD, and Jones MLH. (2018) Passenger Kinematics During Crash Avoidance Maneuvers. Technical Report UMTRI-2018-5. University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Ann Arbor, MI. https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/143529
  • Reed MP. (2016) Extremity Postures and Activities in Naturalistic Driving. Technical Report UMTRI-2016-20. University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Ann Arbor, MI. https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/136218
  • Reed MP. (2018) Analysis of Driver Knee Contours for Vehicle Interior Design. Technical Report UMTRI-2018-1. University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Ann Arbor, MI. https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/145591
  • Zerehsaz Y, Jin J, and Reed MP. (2017) Development of seating accommodation models for soldiers in vehicles. Ergonomics 60(4): 589-596. DOI:10.1080/00140139.2016.1184760
  • Zerehsaz Y, Jin J, Ebert SM, and Reed MP. (2017) Statistical prediction of eye locations for drivers of military ground vehicles. International Journal of Vehicle Design. 59:20-28. DOI: 10.1016/j.ergon.2017.03.007