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Injury biomechanics of bicycle-transported children during traffic accidents


Injury biomechanics of bicycle-transported children during traffic accidents and the application of cork material to protect the child’s head

Kinematics and injury biomechanics are well described for pedestrians and bicyclists as familiar representatives as Vulnerable Road Users. But a slightly overseen group of vulnerable road users is also included in this movement: children, who are transported in dedicated bicycle baby carriers.

This work presents an original description of post-impact kinematics of these children transported in a bicycle baby carrier and closes the current gap in the literature. A focus is given also on the influence out of the vehicle’s impacting velocity and particularly its front-end design to the post-impact kinematics of the child.

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