Ohio State Researchers Seek to Improve Safety, Reduce Injury in Eldery Drivers
The Injury Biomechanics Research Center is seeking to improve vehicles' safety design features to reduce the risk of injuries for drivers and passengers of different shapes and sizes. John Bolte, associate professor of health and rehabilitation sciences at OSU and director of the Injury Biomechanics Research Center, is leading the way with injuries sustained in side impact car crashes for eldery drivers.
“When seat belts were first designed about four decades ago, safety dummies tested in car crash simulations resembled the average-size male driver of 40 years old and weighing approximately 170 lbs.,” said Bolte, also principal investigator of the study.
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