Adaptive Seat to Reduce Neck Injuries for Female and Male Occupants

The ADSEAT project is an EU funded project within the 7th Framework which started 1 October 2009 and ended 31 March 2013.

Project summary

The focus of ADSEAT is on Whiplash associated disorders (WAD), so called whiplash injuries, which are the most commonly reported injuries in motor vehicle crashes. Whiplash injuries can lead to severe pain and suffering for the victim and may result in huge societal costs. Data has shown that females have a 1.22 to 3.1 times higher risk of sustaining whiplash injuries. 

The objective of ADSEAT has been to provide guidance on how to evaluate the protective performance of vehicle seat designs aiming to reduce the incidence of Whiplash Associated Disorders.

ModellA computational dummy model of an average female has been developed in the project. This new research tool will be used in conjunction with the only currently available dummy model, based on the average male, when evaluating enhanced whiplash injury protection. 

Read more about the results under Guidelines.


Latest news:

  • Adseat brochure

    25 April, 2013

    A brochure describing the ADSEAT Project is now availabe for downloading. ADSEAT brochure

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  • Final Newsletter

    19 April, 2013

    The ADSEAT-project has come to an end. In our final newsletter we summarize the results of the project. ADSEAT Final Newsletter

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  • Final announcement: ADSEAT Final Workshop February 14th 2013. See detailed program.

    6 February, 2013

    Workshop Agenda Thursday, February 14th 8:30 to 16:30 Registration Introduction EvaRID Real World Performance and Potential Population Distribution and Anthropometry Model Development Testing Program Validation and Evaluation Injury Criteria and BioRID50F Lunch Seat evaluation guidelines Seat …

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  • First announcement: ADSEAT Final Workshop February 14th 2013

    16 January, 2013

    The Final Workshop in Brief The purpose of this one day workshop is to present the main work carried out in the ADSEAT project. The workshop is organised in five sessions which address the ADSEAT strategy and its justification based on accident data. …

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  • 2nd Publishable Summary

    20 December, 2012

    The 2nd Publishable Summary summarising the ADSEAT project is now available for downloading. 2nd Publishable Summary

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