Motorcycle rider model for injury prediction

Project manager
Bengt Pipkorn
2021-06-01 - 2024-05-31

Motorcyclists are one of the most vulnerable road user groups around the world; approximately 375,000 cyclists die riding motorized two and three-wheelers annually. The number of people riding motorcycles is growing worldwide and improving protection could potentially save lives and prevent injuries.

In the new SAFER associated project “Motorcycle rider model for injury prediction” the aim is to deliver an updated SAFER Human Body Model (HBM) validated for prediction of motorcycle rider kinematics in the most common crashes. The updated SAFER HBM will also be able to predict the risk for critical injuries sustained by the riders. A tool that can transform the model in a biofidelic manner to different postures will also be included in the work.

Short facts

Project title: Motorcycle rider model for injury prediction
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Research area:
Human body protection

Safer – Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre

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