The human body : a beautiful yet fragile machine
To properly protect the human body, it is essential to know how it works!
Oscar has a Doctorate in Biomechanics.
He basically analyzes the way in which the body of a motorized two-wheel user behaves in the event of an accident.
The results of his studies allow us to better understand the injury mechanisms (i.e. how we hurt ourselves) and therefore what is the best option in terms of protection to reduce the consequences of an accident.
In this episode, Oscar explains to us why his profession is essential in the development of our airbag system.
THE THORAX AND THE ABDOMEN : CRUCIAL PROTECTION ZONES
The thorax and the abdomen include many vital organs: heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, etc.
In the case of motorcyclists, many studies have been done to protect the head. The protection of the thorax is a more recent subject of study.
Once inflated, the In&motion airbag system supports the thorax and abdomen and limits head-neck-shoulder movements to protect the neck
Once inflated, the system also protects the back and spine. it also helps to maintain the organs to avoid twisting.
ADVANCED ACCIDENT ANALYSIS METHODS
A clever mix of real case studies, digital simulations and crash tests!
Numerical modeling of a human upper body to define the areas affected by an accident
Numerical simulation of a particular accident: it is possible to vary the type of motorcycle, the type of car, the speed, the build of the driver, the trajectory, etc. So many parameters to take into account!
Different accident configurations
Crash tests are also part of the process. They also allow us to test our airbag systems in near-real conditions.
A crash done with the In&motion airbag system.
THE JOB OF BIOMECHANIC ENGINEERING EXPLAINED
And for those who want to know more about the biomechanical engineer profession, this video is perfect!
The video is available on arte.tv. Author : Marion Montaigne. Production: Amandine Fredon
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