An anthropometric comparison of current anthropometric test devices (ATDS) with Malaysian adults

Mohd Hafzi Md Isa, Baba Md Deros, Zulhaidi Mohd Jawi, Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim

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Abstract

Anthropometric Test Devices (ATDs) of different nominal percentile values have long been used as human surrogates in automotive crash testing. The Hybrid III family, which is one of the widely used ATDs in frontal crash test, was designed based on the anthropometry dimensions of US adults. Thus, this paper aims to assess the anthropometric differences between Malaysian adults and Hybrid III dummies in terms of 5th percentile (small female), 50th percentile (midsize male) and 95th percentile (large male). A series of anthropometric parameters of Malaysian adults was obtained from a database of 1321 subjects with 708 males and 613 females. The results revealed that the current midsize male population differs from the ATD's statures and body weights by about 35 and 40 percentile points, respectively. This demonstrates that the current ATDs are not truly representative of the current Malaysian adults, which may potentially lead to different injury responses in road traffic crashes. Thus, car manufacturers may as well consider this discrepancy issue in developing their future models especially with regards to safety.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-21
Number of pages7
JournalMalaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine
Volume2016
Issue numberSpecialissue
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Keywords

  • Anthropometry
  • Anthropomorphic test device
  • ATD
  • Malaysian adults

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Md Isa, M. H., Md Deros, B., Mohd Jawi, Z., & Abu Kassim, K. A. (2016). An anthropometric comparison of current anthropometric test devices (ATDS) with Malaysian adults. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 2016(Specialissue), 15-21.

An anthropometric comparison of current anthropometric test devices (ATDS) with Malaysian adults. / Md Isa, Mohd Hafzi; Md Deros, Baba; Mohd Jawi, Zulhaidi; Abu Kassim, Khairil Anwar.

In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, Vol. 2016, No. Specialissue, 2016, p. 15-21.

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Md Isa, MH, Md Deros, B, Mohd Jawi, Z & Abu Kassim, KA 2016, 'An anthropometric comparison of current anthropometric test devices (ATDS) with Malaysian adults', Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, vol. 2016, no. Specialissue, pp. 15-21.
Md Isa, Mohd Hafzi ; Md Deros, Baba ; Mohd Jawi, Zulhaidi ; Abu Kassim, Khairil Anwar. / An anthropometric comparison of current anthropometric test devices (ATDS) with Malaysian adults. In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. 2016 ; Vol. 2016, No. Specialissue. pp. 15-21.
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