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Safety Regulations

UMTRI researchers have experience developing test procedures and injury assessment criteria that are used in both voluntary and federal standards for protecting occupants. In addition, researchers have expertise in evaluating current regulations relative to new and emerging occupant protection technologies.

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Measurement of the contour and deflection of vehicle seats for comparison with the FMVSS 213 dynamic test bench
Matthew P. Reed.

conference paper SAE 2011-01-0265

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 213 specifies a bench seat that is used in dynamic testing of child restraint systems. To...

WC19 A wheelchair transportation safety standard-Experience to date and future directions.
Miriam A. Manary, Nichole L. Ritchie, Lawrence W. Schneider.

journal article IN: Medical Engineering & Physics. Vol. 32, issue 3 (Apr. 2010), p. 263-271.

ANSI/RESNA WC19 (i.e., WC19) is a voluntary standard that specifies design and performance requirements for wheelchairs that are...

WC19 A wheelchair transportation safety standard: experience to date and future directions.
Miriam A. Manary, Nichole L. Ritchie, Lawrence W. Schneider.

journal article IN: Medical Engineering & Physics. Vol. 32, issue 3 (Apr. 2010), p. 263-271.

ANSI/RESNA WC19 (i.e., WC19) is a voluntary standard that specifies design and performance requirements for wheelchairs that are...

Transportation safety standards for wheelchair users : a review of voluntary standards for improved safety, usability, and independence of wheelchair-seated travelers
Lawrence W. Schneider, Miriam A. Manary, Douglas A. Hobson, Gina E. Bertocci.

journal article IN: Assistive Technology. Vol. 20, no. 4 (2008), p. 222-233.