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Matthew P. Reed

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Dr. Reed is a research professor and head of the Biosciences Group. Dr. Reed is also a research professor in Industrial and Operations Engineering and directs the Human Motion Simulation Laboratory in the Center for Ergonomics. Dr. Reed’s research focuses on physical ergonomics, engineering anthropometry, and vehicle safety. He has conducted research on occupant restraint systems, emphasizing investigation of airbag-induced injuries, crash dummy positioning procedures, belt restraints, and child passenger safety. He has developed tools for the ergonomic design of vehicle interiors, including widely used posture prediction and motion simulation algorithms for use with digital human figure models. He has conducted extensive research in engineering anthropometry and computational modeling of human anatomy. He is an author of more than 180 publications relating to humans in engineered systems. Dr. Reed is a Fellow in SAE International and a member of the SAE Human Accommodation and Design Devices Committee, Driver Vision Standards Committee, and Truck and Bus Human Factors Committee. Dr. Reed has received the SAE Award for Excellence in Oral Presentation nine times, as well as the Lloyd L. Withrow Distinguished Speaker Award in 1997, 2004, and 2010. He has received outstanding paper awards from the Society of Automotive Engineers: the Arch T. Colwell Merit Award in 2005, the Myers Award in 2000, and the Isbrandt Award for crash safety research in 1996 and 2004.

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Comparison of WorldSID and cadaver responses in low-speed and high-speed nearside impact
Jonathan D. Rupp, Carl S. Miller, Matthew P. Reed, Kathleen D. Klinich, and Lawrence W. Schneider.

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A series of lateral impact tests was performed in which the WorldSID midsize-male crash-test dummy...