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Gutekunst, David J Mr Usariem
05-22-2007, 05:51 AM
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This question is on behalf of a colleague who is planning a new research

"I am writing a research protocol on the response of the neck and head
to unexpected accelerations/decelerations. In order to get the study
approved, I must be able to state that the subjects will not be in
danger of injury. I thought about specifying that we will stay within
the acceleration limits for amusement park rides, but I have not been
able to find such limits. Does anyone have a reference that describes
safe limits for amusement park rides, or other relevant limits? I
understand that the criteria may be in terms of the first derivative of
acceleration (jerk) or the second derivative of acceleration (snap)."

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



David J. Gutekunst, M.S.
Research Physiologist
Military Performance Division
U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
Natick, MA, USA 01760-5007
Phone: 508.233.4888
Fax: 508.233.4195
Email: david.gutekunst@na.amedd.army.mil
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE