Effects of lap belt and three-point restraints on pregnant baboons subjected to deceleration

Albert I. King, Rolf H. Eppinger, Warren M. Crosby, L. Clarke Stout

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Abstract

A series of 24 pregnant baboons was impacted under similar conditions. The only major variable was the difference in maternal restraint. The fetal death rate of 8.3% (1/12) among maternal animals impacted with three-point restraint was significantly different from five fetal deaths among 10 maternal animals impacted under lap belt restraint alone (p < 0.05). It is concluded that shoulder harness restraint should be recommended for use by pregnant travelers as being significantly more protective of fetal welfare when compared with lap belt restraint alone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSAE Technical Papers
DOIs
StatePublished - 1971

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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King, A. I., Eppinger, R. H., Crosby, W. M., & Stout, L. C. (1971). Effects of lap belt and three-point restraints on pregnant baboons subjected to deceleration. In SAE Technical Papers https://doi.org/10.4271/710850