UMTRI researchers are uniquely qualified in occupant protection for pregnant occupants and on the causes of fetal injury and death in motor-vehicle crashes. Studies conducted include defining the anthropometry of the pregnant driver in relation to interior components and seatbelts, in-depth investigations of crashes involving pregnant women, and the development and evaluation of an advanced pregnant crash dummy, MAMA-2B.
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K.D. Klinich, C.S. Miller, J. Hu, J.E. Samorezov, M.D. Pearlman, L.W. Schneider, J.D. Rupp.
journal article IN: Placenta. Vol. 33, no. 10 (Oct. 2012), p. 776-781.
Data on the strength of the utero-placental interface (UPI) would help improve understanding of the mechanisms of placental abruption (...
Kathleen D. Klinich, Carl S. Miller, Jingwen Hu, Giseli M. Nazmi, Mark D. Pearlman, Lawrence W. Schneider, Jonathan D. Rupp.
journal article IN: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. Vol. 134, no. 3 (Mar. 2012), 034501.
Dynamic mechanical properties of placenta tissue are needed to develop computational models of pregnant occupants for use in designing...
Jingwen Hu, Kathleen D. Klinich, Carl S. Miller, Jonathan D. Rupp, Giseli Nazmi, Mark D. Pearlman, and Lawrence W. Schneider.
journal article IN: Annals of Biomedical Engineering. Vol. 39, no. 3 (2011), p. 1074-1083.
Placental abruption is the most common cause of fetal deaths in motor-vehicle crashes, but studies on the mechanical properties of...
Jingwen Hu, Kathleen D. Klinich, Carl S. Miller, Giseli Nazmi, Mark D. Pearlman, Lawrence W. Schneider, Jonathan D. Rupp.
journal article IN: Journal of Biomechanics. Vol. 42, issue 15 (Nov. 13, 2009), p. 2528-2534.
Motor-vehicle crashes are the leading cause of fetal deaths resulting from maternal trauma in the United States, and placental...
Kathleen DeSantis Klinich, Carol A.C. Flannagan, Jonathan D. Rupp, Mark Sochor, Lawrence W. Schneider, Mark D. Pearlman.
journal article IN: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Vol. 198, issue 4 (Apr. 2008), p. 450.e1-450.e9.
This project was undertaken to improve understanding of factors associated with adverse fetal outcomes of pregnant occupants involved...