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Pediatric anthropometry

In: Pediatric Injury Biomechanics: Archive & Textbook. (2013), pages 1-31.

Authors: Kathleen D. Klinich, Matthew P. Reed

Anthropometry is the measurement of human size, shape, and physical capabilities. Most pediatric anthropometry data are gathered to describe child growth patterns, but data on body size, mass distribution, range of motion, and posture are used to develop crash test dummies and computational models of child occupants. Pediatric anthropometry data are also used to determine child restraint dimensions, so they will accommodate the applicable population of child occupants.

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