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Hand positions and forces during truck ingress
Many truck drivers are injured each year due to falls while getting into and out of their vehicles. Design guidelines for steps and handholds are not based on biomechanical data and do not reflect a systems approach to design. As part of a broader effort to improve ingress/egress safety, a...
Modeling foot trajectories for heavy truck ingress simulation
Digital human figure models are a useful tool for simulation of driver ingress and egress for passenger cars, light trucks, and heavy commercial trucks. Simulation allows evaluation of the suitability of steps and handholds as a system. Accurate simulation requires detailed, validated algorithms to...
The influence of heavy truck egress tactics on ground reaction force
Slips and falls during cab egress are an important cause of injuries to truck drivers. Previous work has shown that the egress tactics may influence risk. Inward-facing tactics (driver faces the truck) are universally recommended, but biomechanical evidence supporting this recommendation is sparse...
U.S. truck driver anthropometric study and multivariate anthropometric models for cab designs
Objective: This study presents data from a largescale anthropometric study of U.S. truck drivers and the multivariate anthropometric models developed for the design of next-generation truck cabs. Background: Up-to-date anthropometric information of the U.S. truck driver population is needed for the...