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    Hi all

    I am doing a Ph.D. investigating pedestrian accidents involving children. To
    do this I am simulating their accidents on computer whereby human body
    materials have specific properties that deflect a certain amount for every
    unit of force applied to them. The joint ranges of motion are also
    important to have a truly biofidelic human model. I am having extreme
    problems in two areas of my work:

    1) Biomechanical properties for children are scarce and not readily
    available. I am looking for stress - strain properties of (for example) the
    upper leg whereby I can manipulate these figures to get force deflection
    characteristics for body segments.

    2) Range of motion for the joints are not available for children. i.e. how
    many degrees can (for example) a shoulder move and with what torque (Nm)

    I would be very appreciative if anyone could help me with these figures or
    can tell me of papers where these values appear in as I have been looking
    for them for the better part of 6 months and can't find them anywhere.

    Thanking you in advance for your time.

    Pedro de Oliveira
    Birmingham Automotive Safety Centre
    The University of Birmingham
    B15 2TT
    West Midlands
    Tel: +44 121 414 3545
    Fax: +44 870 162 9751

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