By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News -- Research findings on Risk Management are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Graz, Austria , by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Neck injuries sustained in low severity vehicle crashes are of worldwide concern and the risk is higher for females than for males. The objective of the study was to provide guidance on how to evaluate protective performance of vehicle seat designs aiming to reduce the incidence of neck injuries for female and male occupants." The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the Graz University of Technology, "The objective was achieved by reviewing injury risk, establishing anthropometric data of an average female, performing dynamic volunteer tests comprising females and males, and developing a finite element model, EvaRID, of an average female. With respect to injury criteria, it was concluded based on the tests that using NIC (with a lower threshold value) and Nkm (with reduced intercept values) for females would be a suitable starting point." According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Virtual impact simulations with seats showed that differences were found in the response of the BioRID II and EvaRID models, for certain seats." For more information on this research see: ADSEAT - Adaptive seat to reduce neck injuries for female and male occupants. Accident Analysis and Prevention , 2013;60():334-343. Accident Analysis and Prevention can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd , The Boulevard, Langford Lane , Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England . ( Elsevier - www.elsevier.com ; Accident Analysis and Prevention - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/336 ) Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Lindera, Graz Univ Technol, Vehicle Safety Inst, A-8010 Graz, Austria . Additional authors for this research include S. Schick , W. Hell, M. Svensson , A. Carlsson, P. Lemmen , K.U. Schmitt , A. Gutsche and E. Tomasch . Keywords for this news article include: Graz , Europe , Austria , Risk Management Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2014, NewsRx LLC
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